[BREAKING NEWS] Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Tania Campbell has been ousted as the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni through a motion of no confidence vote. This was the second motion of no confidence she faced since assuming the position 16 months ago. In this vote, 126 councilors voted in favor of the motion, while 91 voted against it. Opposition parties claim that Campbell failed to deliver services to the people of Ekurhuleni during her tenure as the city’s mayor.
Tania Campbell, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) executive mayor of Ekurhuleni, was removed from office in a motion of no confidence vote. 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.
The motion of no confidence was sponsored by the African National Congress (ANC) and took place on October 26, 2022. 100 councillors voted in favor of her removal, while 93 supported her continuing in office. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) abstained from the vote. Following Campbell’s ousting, Ekurhuleni council Speaker Raymond Dhlamini had 7 days to convene a council sitting to elect a new mayor.
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. This development came just two weeks after the initial motion of no confidence against her.
Following her reinstatement, Campbell faced another fresh attempt by opposition parties to remove her from office with an approved motion of no confidence.