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“Coalition Remains Resilient,” Affirms Johannesburg Mayor



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The political coalition in Johannesburg remains intact, as Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda assured residents that the city’s governance is stable and focused on delivering services and promoting development. This statement comes after a recent attempt to remove Mayor Gwamanda from office through a motion of no confidence by ActionSA was withdrawn.

Mayor Gwamanda dismissed the motion’s withdrawal by ActionSA as a publicity stunt. He stressed that his administration prioritises good governance, service delivery, and growth. He stated that the coalition supporting him is solid, rendering the motion of no confidence ineffective.

Former Mayor Herman Mashaba of ActionSA shed light on the withdrawal, attributing it to alleged sabotage by the Democratic Alliance (DA). According to Mashaba, his party decided to retract the motion due to insufficient support, which he claimed was influenced by interference from the DA. The motion was initially set for consideration in a council meeting.

Also read: End of August Marks No-Confidence Motion Against Gwamanda

Mashaba explained that the party had submitted the motion six weeks before signing a multi-party charter, as Mayor Gwamanda faced allegations of criminality. ActionSA had informed the DA about the motion before the pact agreement, seeking their backing. However, discussions among various parties, including the DA, failed to secure the necessary support for the motion’s continuation.


The developments in Johannesburg’s political landscape reflect the complexities of coalition politics and the interactions among political parties within a governing structure. As the city navigates these dynamics, Mayor Gwamanda’s assurance of a stable coalition suggests a continued focus on addressing governance challenges and serving the interests of Johannesburg’s residents.

Source: ‘Coalition remains strong’ – Joburg mayor

Also read:

Efforts to Oust Gwamanda from Office Will Not Succeed, Says Source

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