Removal of Tshwane mayor 'not yet ripe' for court - ANC's advocate argues

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The North Gauteng High Court is in danger of usurping council powers if it rules on the DA's court application, advocate Phaza Ngwanda, who represents the ANC, argued on Thursday.

 The ANC wants the court to overturn an interim order that halted the removal of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa earlier this month. This comes after the ANC and the EFF successfully launched a motion of no confidence in the DA mayor, which the DA is challenging in court.

The ANC has raised six points to argue its position, saying, inter alia, that the DA's application lacked the necessary jurisdiction, the judgment affected the separation of powers and the interim relief was granted erroneously.

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