Categories Business Tech World ActionSA Caucus Leader Abel Tau Resigns Post author By vanirexodus Post date March 9, 2022 No Comments on ActionSA Caucus Leader Abel Tau Resigns ActionSA, the new political kid around in Tshwane, has now lost its caucus leader Abel Tau, who tendered his resignation as leader on Tuesday with immediate effect. Tau, the former regional leader of the DA, an MMC and acting executive mayor of the capital before quitting to join the green party, said he will remain in the city as a councilor and current MMC for human settlements. ALSO READ: DA Tshwane Chairman Abel Tau Joins Mashaba’s People’s Dialogue But according to a source who wished to remain anonymous, Tau was forced to resign because the party was unhappy… ActionSA, the new political kid around in Tshwane, has now lost its caucus leader Abel Tau, who tendered his resignation as leader on Tuesday with immediate effect. Tau, the former regional leader of the DA, an MMC and acting executive mayor of the capital before quitting to join the green party, said he will remain in the city as a councilor and current MMC for human settlements. ALSO READ: DA Tshwane Chairman Abel Tau Joins Mashaba’s People’s Dialogue But according to a source who wished to remain anonymous, Tau was forced to resign because the party was unhappy with its support for the city’s adjustment budget. The source claimed that ActionSA refused to support the customization budget unless the changes were made. Changes to the party were rejected in the council. “His caucus isn’t happy with him. He didn’t follow the instructions about the adjustment budget… and they agreed anyway,” the source said. Tau denies these claims, saying he fought for the things the party thought was important to include in the adjustment budget, which is only valid for three months. “I was not forced to resign, believe me,” he said. According to Tau, the reason is that he is stepping down as the caucus leader so that he can focus on his work as a human settlement MMC and clear the backlog of the department. “I want to make sure that I can clear the current backlog. If you look at the backlog in cleaning the house, it’s quite complicated. Therefore, the cause would suffer. I introduced this to the party and I feel like a new party, we need someone who… can deal with party politics while dealing with the portfolio that is demanding and employs more people in the city I would have liked to have. † “I have to set priorities, otherwise I won’t get good at anything. It’s time to take a few things away from me and let other people play a part… I’m not leaving ActionSA. I am still an MMC and councilor for ActionSA. I’m not going anywhere,” he said The The Vanir-exodus† According to Tau, party leader Herman Mashaba was not impressed by this move and thought that Tau was selfish. “He felt that the project needs me and I convinced him that I will not leave the party. He was not in favor of my leaving, but I think he understands that I have the interests of the party in mind. I now have his support. I am committed to this match,” Tau said. Speak with The The Vanir-exodusMashaba said Tau’s decision only made sense and he embraced it for the sake of the party. “When we spoke to him about this and how to do it, he suggested that we let him resign because we wanted him to focus on this multi-party government. When we were talking to him, he proposed to step down to get someone who doesn’t have the responsibility to lead the government,” Mashaba said. “We like the idea of really focusing our MMCs, especially in Tshwane. In Tshwane, most of our councilors are new to politics. We have a very complex coalition arrangement, so we want our MMCs to focus on service delivery. For us it is a positive move. If anyone is going to look at this with suspicion, it has nothing to do [with that]† ActionSA chairman Michael Beaumont said the national leadership shared sentiments that the coalition party leadership in Tshwane needs someone’s full attention. ALSO READ: Tshwane adjustment budget adopted after DA-ActionSA standoff Despite Tau claiming there were no issues with the adjustment budget, Beaumont said the recent adjustment budget “didn’t adequately express ActionSA’s agenda” in multiparty government. “This will require full-time attention in the future.” Meanwhile, former African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MMC in Tshwane and now ActionSA member Derrick Kissoonduth was elected as the new caucus leader on Tuesday. “We show our respect and appreciation for the leadership of… Abel Tau. We are confident Councilor Kissoonduth will lead the caucus well and we wish him every success in this important task,” said Beaumont. [email protected] Vanir-exodus.co.za ← Using cleansers for more effective makeup removal → Ashraf from Pakistan misses second test in Australia due to Covid Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.