DA asks Joburg city manager to cancel council meeting to elect new speaker

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

The DA in Johannesburg has written to city manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni, asking him to call off a special council sitting for Wednesday, arguing that an urgent meeting to elect a new speaker was unlawful because the position was not yet vacant.

The DA and the ANC have been waging a political war, fighting for the two biggest metros in Gauteng, namely Tshwane and Johannesburg. Mudslinging between the two parties intensified last week as the DA lost Johannesburg to the ANC through a mayoral election, after the position became vacant with Herman Mashaba’s resignation.

READ: ANC supports Gauteng government's intervention to stabilise Tshwane, Joburg metrosThe ANC’s Geoff Makhubo donned the mayoral chain last Wednesday after he secured more than the 50% plus one majority needed to become the new mayor when 137 councillors cast their ballots in his favour.

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