Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
6 Mar 2020
6:35 am

Dissolved Tshwane council ‘a political game, not about the people’

Eric Naki

If it was about the people, the warring parties would compromise until the next local government elections, an analyst said.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura can be seen during the State of the Province address held at the Sefako Makgatho University in Ga-Rankuwa, 25 February 2020, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

In a move that could bring relief to the residents of Tshwane, who experienced regular water cuts and poor service delivery over several weeks, the City of Tshwane metro has been placed under administration as a way to restore political stability and put service delivery back on track. Soon the capital city’s municipality will be run by an administrator, who has yet to be appointed after the provincial government intervened to impose section 139 of the constitution. Senior political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo said it is not about the people but a political game, aimed at accessing power and resources...