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tshwane thumb100 SowetanLive reports that former Tshwane city manager Moeketsi Mosola walked away with a R4.4m golden handshake following a separation deal with mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.  

In July it was reported that Mosola would leave with an estimated R7.5-million to cover the remainder of his contract with the city.  But on Tuesday, the City of Tshwane’s group head for legal and secretariat services, Marna Dunkle-Kock, indicated that Mosola was paid R4.4-m after tax on 31 August.  She revealed that amount in her replying affidavit to an urgent application brought by the ANC in Tshwane in its attempt to reverse a decision that the party said was never approved by council.  The ANC hauled Mokgalapa, the metro and its speaker Katlego Mathebe to court in an effort to get the separation deal with Mosola interdicted and set aside.  The party argued that Mokgalapa and the DA failed to get a 50+1 majority after the ANC voted against the move and the EFF opted to abstain in a council meeting on 29 August, two days before Mosola was scheduled to cease being municipal manager.  In papers before the court, ANC Tshwane chairperson Dr Kgosi Maepa argued that the resolution was illegal because 115 councillors had been against the resolution.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Isaac Mahlangu at SowetanLive

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