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Bid to remove ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa fails

Brian Hlongwa

Opposition parties in Gauteng have failed in their bid to remove ANC Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa.

He is implicated in irregular expenditure during his tenure as Health MEC between 2006 and 2010.

31 members of the legislature voted against Hlongwa, while 36 voted for him to remain in his position.

Brian Hlongwa

It’s been a major struggle to have this motion tabled. We had two special programming meetings and we had to battle it out… so it was a tough battle to have it tabled,” said Mandisa Mashego,Gauteng EFF.

“What we saw today… it was a close race,” said DA’s Jack Bloem.

Source:Timeslive