Ekurhuleni’s Executive Mayor Tania Campbell Removed from Office in Second Vote of No Confidence

[BREAKING NEWS] Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Tania Campbell has been ousted as the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni through a motion of no confidence vote[1]. This was the second motion of no confidence she faced since assuming the position 16 months ago[2]. In this vote, 126 councilors voted in favor of the motion, while 91 voted against it[3]. Opposition parties claim that Campbell failed to deliver services to the people of Ekurhuleni during her tenure as the city’s mayor[3].

Tania Campbell, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) executive mayor of Ekurhuleni, was removed from office in a motion of no confidence vote[5]. Campbell, a life-long resident of the City of Ekurhuleni and a passionate advocate for social justice, had been serving as mayor for just over a year before her removal[2].

The motion of no confidence was sponsored by the African National Congress (ANC) and took place on October 26, 2022[7]. 100 councillors voted in favor of her removal, while 93 supported her continuing in office. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) abstained from the vote[10]. Following Campbell’s ousting, Ekurhuleni council Speaker Raymond Dhlamini had 7 days to convene a council sitting to elect a new mayor[6].

However, on November 8, 2022, Tania Campbell was reinstated as the mayor of Ekurhuleni after receiving 124 votes out of 224 votes cast, beating ANC candidate Jongizizwe Dlabathi[4]. This development came just two weeks after the initial motion of no confidence against her[3].

Following her reinstatement, Campbell faced another fresh attempt by opposition parties to remove her from office with an approved motion of no confidence[9].

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