ANC praises Gauteng Cogta MEC for suspending two high-ranking DA councillors

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

On Thursday, the party released a statement praising Maile's announcement that he would suspend with immediate effect former Johannesburg speaker Vasco da Gama and Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe for breaching the code of conduct for councillors.

 During a media briefing on Thursday morning, Maile said Da Gama was suspended for three months without pay for failing to provide reasons why he had postponed the council on October 27 during the election of a new mayor.  He suspended Mathebe for failing to convene the council on two occasions during the ANC and EFF's debate on motions of no confidence against the DA-led administration.

READ: Gauteng MEC Lebogang Maile suspends DA councillors Vasco da Gama and Katlego Mathebe without pay"Da Gama and Mathebe placed the narrow interests of their political party, the Democratic Alliance, ahead of those of the residents of the two municipalities when they deliberately acted in a manner that sought to subvert the unfolding of democratic processes in the council.

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