Tshwane mayor, speaker not going anywhere, court rules

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- citizen.co.za | 2 months ago

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is not going anywhere just yet as the DA got an interim court order halting Thursday’s vote to oust him.

Mokgalapa and the city’s council speaker Katlego Mathebe were on their way out after the EFF and ANC both voted for their removal in a motion of no confidence at Thursday’s council sitting. This came after Mathebe recused herself from Thursday’s sitting in an attempt to avoid a conflict of interest in the motion against her.

But Gauteng’s department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) presided over the meeting and allowed both the EFF and ANC to nominate EFF councillor Obakeng Ramabodu to act in the speaker’s role.

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