12.12.2019 01:42 pm
The DA believes they’ve identified two of the three councillors who betrayed their party and voted with the ANC to elect Geoff Makhubo as mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng provincial chairperson Mike Moriarty told The Citizen he believed that Basil Douglas and Vinay Choonie are two of the three councillors who betrayed the DA by voting with the ANC at the council sitting, which resulted in the election of Geoff Makhubo as mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
The SACP seems optimistic about a reconfiguration which will give it more power, but an analyst says he doubts whether they will get what they want.
‘We [ANC] cannot afford to be fugitives on accountability,’ acting spokesperson Dakota Legoete said, adding ‘the ANC needed to hire the right people for the right jobs’.
A new Johannesburg council speaker has been elected amid questions around the legality of Da Gama’s exit.
The party says the four arrests made on Wednesday are a drop in the ocean when 58 other councillors have not yet been arrested.
The man tipped to replace Godrich Gardee as EFF secretary-general stands accused of ‘tender rigging and manipulation’.
The former DA leader says the platform is a positive solutions-oriented discussion to address SA’s challenges.
Supporters gathered outside the High Court ahead of Bobani’s urgent application to be reinstated as NMB mayor.
The EFF national spokesperson calls on delegates to be vigilant.
He reiterated the importance of a party such as the ANC by stating it would be needed for ‘the revolution’.
The party says it will maintain its ‘individual identity’ and that voting with the ANC was done in the interests of service delivery and restoring stability.
When he was first asked about it, he said as far as he knew, everybody was affected by it.
Shivambu said the party does not want to be reliant on private donors who would want to dictate EFF policy and positions.
The ANC says it is deeply saddened by the passing of uncle Ben, as he was fondly called.
The DA and the ANC have been waging a political war, fighting for the two biggest metros in Gauteng – Tshwane and Johannesburg.