Tshwane speaker adamant she followed the law to the letter


- citizen.co.za | 4 weeks ago

Reciting the Constitution, City of Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe sent a veiled, but poignant response to her short-lived suspension: “The national or provincial government must not compromise or impede a municipality’s ability or right to exercise its powers or perform its functions.

” Addressing journalists for the first time since her suspension – which only lasted five days before Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile backtracked on his decision – Mathebe said she only worked according to the laws. “Each and everything I do in [the] council is according to rules and orders,” she added.

“My work is not to be safe; my work is not to ensure that I remain the speaker, my work is to preside over [the] council and to do my work in terms of the legislation.

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