Tshwane council battle ends in chaos, with no result

Tshwane council battle ends in chaos, with no result

Tlyiselani Babane, group head of the secretariat of council (centre left) can be seen getting involved in a tussle with an EFF councillor before being escorted from the council chambers by security, 16 January 2020, Tswhane House, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

In an ongoing war for control of the city, frustrated EFF and ANC councillors staged a walk-out after disrupting proceedings and getting physical.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Tshwane pulled out all the stops to cling on to their last metropolitan municipality when the speaker in council refused to allow the opposition parties’ agenda to be heard in council yesterday. There was plenty of action when councillors decided to get physical. The ANC and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had planned to oust speaker Katlego Mathebe, mayor Stevens Mokgalapa, deputy speaker Zweli Khumalo and chair of chairs Gert Pretorius. This after their December no-confidence votes were suspended by the High Court in Pretoria following an urgent application by the DA. Mathebe had previously rejected...




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