Metro mayor comes under fire

The power and influence of Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati was tested at a heated ANC caucus meeting this week which led to a shock decision by the city to break ties with Chippa United.

In a move seen as a precursor to attempts to remove Pakati, the ANC faction aligned with suspended Dr WB Rubusana secretary Pumlani Mkolo pushed for the city to end its relationship with soccer boss Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi.

The decision – announced by Pakati at a council meeting on Wednesday – came after Mkolo-aligned councillors won the day at the ANC caucus meeting the day before.

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