DA’s Msi­manga guns for ANC’s Maile

The Citizen (KZN) - - News - Charles Cil­liers

DA Gaut­eng leader in the pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture Solly Msi­manga yes­ter­day said Gaut­eng MEC for co­op­er­a­tive gov­er­nance and tra­di­tional af­fairs (Cogta) Le­bo­gang Maile had no rea­son for putting the Tsh­wane metro un­der ad­min­is­tra­tion– and it would see him in court.

“The MEC’s po­lit­i­cal pos­tur­ing lacks cred­i­bil­ity and sub­stance as he did not fol­low due process as set out by the con­sti­tu­tion,” he said.

Maile claimed he had fol­lowed the cor­rect pro­ce­dures.

Msi­manga re­it­er­ated that the DA’s op­po­nents in the coun­cil of Tsh­wane had also bro­ken the law when vot­ing out the DA’s mayor and speaker af­ter a dis­pute about who would pre­side over the meet­ing on Thurs­day.

Msi­manga de­scribed the at­tempted mo­tion of no con­fi­dence in mayor Stevens Mok­galapa as a “coup”.

The high court later over­turned the re­sults of the vote, which saw both ANC and EFF coun­cil­lors vot­ing in favour of a change of ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The DA was crit­i­cal of Maile send­ing a Cogta rep­re­sen­ta­tive to pre­side over the Tsh­wane no-con­fi­dence vote, de­spite a va­cancy not be­ing de­clared in coun­cil for such a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to fill. Msi­manga said this was ev­i­dence of a mere po­lit­i­cal strat­a­gem by the “des­per­ate” ANC to once again get ac­cess to the city’s funds.

On Fri­day, Maile an­nounced that he in­tended to place Tsh­wane un­der ad­min­is­tra­tion from the ANC-led pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

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