ANC left fuming after DA postpones Johannesburg mayor vote over quorum

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- news24.com | 4 months ago

The three major parties in the City of Johannesburg council will have to go back to the drawing board to ensure their respective candidates take over as mayor after the mayoral election was postponed on Thursday.

Council speaker Vasco Da Gama postponed the election to December 4, citing a need for legal opinion on the interpretation of the Municipal Structures Act and council rules on council majority.  Da Gama said council rules stipulate a 50% plus one majority rule during council elections but there is ambiguity in the Municipal Structures Act.

Only one councillor, who died, was absent during the council sitting.

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