DStv Channel 403 Saturday, 13 April 2024

Deadline for Tshwane speaker to reconvene special council sitting

The time is ticking for the Tshwane speaker to urgently reconvene a special council sitting to elect a new mayor.

PRETORIA - Tshwane councillors have given the speaker until Thursday morning to reconvene a sitting to elect a new mayor.

Various parties are accusing Mncedi Ndzwanana of unlawfully adjourning a council meeting.

READ: Tshwane Council | Sitting to elect new Tshwane mayor adjourned

They say the speaker had no basis to query a vacancy if it was declared by the municipal manager.

The ANC has, however, welcomed the speaker's move.

READ: Tshwane mayors | The city's revolving door

The DA says it will be taking legal action against the speaker's decision.

For now, residents of Tshwane are without a mayor, and service delivery remains far-fetched.

* eNCA's Pule Letshwiti-Jones reports.

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