Opposition bid to hold special Tshwane council sitting over mayor, speaker stalls

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- news24.com | 2 weeks ago

The Tshwane opposition's bid to convene a special council sitting on Wednesday evening, where the ANC and EFF were expected to table motions of no confidence against the speaker, mayor, deputy mayor and chair of chairs, has fallen through.

Having initially been refused a 18:00 meeting by Speaker Katlego Mathebe due to time factors, ANC regional chairperson Kgosi Maepa tweeted that the sitting would be convened by the acting city manager at 19:00 on Wednesday. However, Maepa then read out a letter to the ANC caucus in council saying that Mathebe could not call the meeting as "reasonable time was not given".

As a result, councilors who showed up to the Tshwane Council in Pretoria were instructed to return on Thursday at 10:00, Maepa said.

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