Coalition councils | Cogta tells Gauteng coalitions to hurry up

 

Gauteng's Cooperative Governance MEC has warned coalition councils to form governments and finalise negotiations. Govan Whittles reports. Coutesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng's Cooperative Governance MEC has warned coalition councils to form governments and finalise negotiations.

Meanwhile, the ANC in Ekurhuleni is threatening to go to court if a mayoral council is not appointed before the end of the week.

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Drawn-out negotiations are coming to a head as the DA attempts to put a government together with ActionSA.

Gauteng’s Cooperative Governance MEC says he’s concerned that coalitions can’t seem to put a government together. 

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“By now we expect that all municipalities should be running at full capacity, meaning there should members of mayoral committees, there should be chairpersons of committees, some of which are very important to process matters that must go to council so that there no delays,” said Lebogang Maile. 

He’s also warned the mayors of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni they don’t have the power to place moratoriums on appointments and extensions of contracts. 

* eNCA's Govan Whittles reports.

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