Parties walk out of meeting

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- news24.com | 4 weeks ago

An uMgungundlovu District full council meeting collapsed over opposition parties’ calls for the municipal manager, Ray Ngcobo, to be placed under precautionary suspension on Thursday.

The EFF, DA and IFP walked out of the council chamber after a proposal to suspend Ngcobo was not supported by the ANC caucus after more than an hour of tense deliberation behind closed doors. The governing party proposed that Ngcobo should instead be given seven days to make written submissions in response to the allegations of attempts to interfere with the probe of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).

The SIU is investigating allegations of maladministration and improper conduct by district officials related to the tenders for events such as the Mandela Day Marathon and public consultation izimbizo.

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