Former Johannesburg Mayor Thapelo Amad, who stepped down from his mayoral role in April, is now eyeing the position of Gauteng Premier. Amad, who served as mayor for just over three months, revealed his aspirations to be the face of Al Jama-ah in the 2024 general elections as the party seeks to garner support in the province. His resignation in April came shortly before a motion of no confidence, making him one of only two Al Jama-ah councillors in Johannesburg. Despite facing challenges, Amad, propelled into office through an ANC, EFF, and PA partnership, now aims for a provincial leadership role in 2024, as per EWN.
In an interview with Eyewitness News, Amad expressed confidence in the changing landscape of political dynamics, where unconventional parties are taking on governance roles. Despite his previous resignation under pressure, Amad believes the decision showcased his commitment to prioritizing the interests of others over personal considerations. The upcoming elections in 2024 present an opportunity for South Africans to register, and Amad is gearing up to play a significant role in the political landscape at the provincial level.
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