Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cape Town city manager steps down as election officer

Cape Town city manager Wallace Mgoqi has been forced to step down as the city’s municipal electoral officer after he sent a pro-ANC opinion piece to local newspapers last week. The article was in response to the Democratic Alliance’s criticism of the salary packages of city officials. Mgoqi also compared the track record of the DA and the ANC in the three years each had run the city. According to the Cape Times, provincial election chief Courtney Sampson asked Mgoqi to step down because as the municipal election officer he is supposed to be neutral.

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