Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Zanoxolo Wayile, says the metro under his governance has had clean audits and he therefore sees no reason why the African National Congress (ANC) should axe him. This, after media reports that the ANC regional executive led by former mayor Nceba Faku, wants him out.
The conflict between Wayile and Faku saw the torching of three shacks at Motherwell last week. The national leadership led by President Jacob Zuma also held meetings with the provincial executive, the region and the mayoral committee yesterday.
Wayile says at this stage, the ANC is trying to ensure that both the deployees and the Regional Executive Committee (REC) work together.
“It is important to ensure that as both the leadership and the leadership within the institution, we are able to subordinate ourselves to that particular process,” he says.
He says that he believes that the task is not insurmountable and that a lot can be achieved through that process.
“All that is good is the will and desire to turn this situation around for the better,” added Wayile.