- Apr 29, 2007
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It seems they are planning to put the city under admin. So until they actually do it the DA remain in charge or at least until the urgent application is ruled upon. Which is will probably be followed by another motion.How are they back in charge when the province has taken over?
On Friday, Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile said it would intervene in Tshwane.
The ANC says while it is continuing to negotiate with other parties over the control of the City of Tshwane, it will only reveal details of the talks once a deal has been reached.
National executive committee (NEC) member and spokesperson Dakota Legoete was speaking on Wednesday at the party’s post-NEC meeting that was held at the weekend.
“For now, it’s a secret,” Legoete said.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule echoed Legoete’s sentiments, saying he was concerned about what was happening in Tshwane.
“We’re noting with great concern the developments in Tshwane because you can see that there is no municipality there,” said Magashule.
The EFF argued the DA's Tshwane mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, failed to execute his duties and that has led to a humanitarian crisis in Hammanskraal, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday.
The ANC and EFF want the court to overturn an interim order that halted the removal of Mokgalapa earlier this month.
This after the two parties successfully launched a motion of no confidence in the mayor, which the DA is challenging in court.
In its argument, the EFF's legal representative, advocate Tshidiso Ramogale, said the red berets had every right to remove Mokgalapa because he had failed in his duties.
"It had got to a stage where the SA Human Rights Commission said water in Hammanskraal was not drinkable. This has continued under their watch. They have simply failed in providing a basic service - water. The speaker failed in her duty to uphold the legislative arm to account," he argued.
The DA's representative, advocate Etienne Labuschagne, responded by saying the EFF's argument was not judicial but political. The DA also argued acting speaker Zweli Khumalo was prevented from presiding over the sitting, adding councillors had physically removed him from his chair. .
In a special council sitting this month, the EFF and ANC submitted urgent no-confidence motions against the mayor and council speaker Mathebe.
The High Court in Pretoria has set aside the motions of no confidence in Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and speaker Katlego Mathebe.
In the meantime, Mokgalapa remains Tshwane mayor.
On Friday, the High Court set aside decisions made at the council sitting on December 5, which were to remove Mokgalapa and Mathebe in motions of no confidence.
The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday that the DA's application over the motions of no confidence against City of Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and Speaker Katlego Mathebe is urgent.
The matter relates to the legalities around a council sitting on December 6 that resolved to oust Mokgalapa and Mathebe.
"I hereby make the following order; that both will be enrolled and heard as matters of urgency in terms of Rule 6(12), and the non-compliance with all other prescripts relating to time periods is condoned to the extent necessary," Judge Neil Tuchten said in his judgment.
Judge Tuchten further added that, as a result, the decisions taken in the December 6 council sitting are suspended pending the final determination of review proceedings to set such actions aside
The ANC and EFF have gone into a marriage of convenience to oust the entire DA-led exco in Pretoria.
ANC regional chairperson Kgosi Maepa detailed plans to shake up Tshwane with motions of no confidence against embattled mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and his entire mayoral committee with the intention to oust the DA from the metro.
Kicking off the bold plan, the two parties wrote to speaker Katlego Mathebe demanding the motions be discussed on Wednesday. The letter was accompanied by a petition signed by 89 councillors from both parties.
The DA should have traded Tshwane for Joburg, they have been spectacularly useless in Tshwane, jumping from one scandal onto another, they had nothing to lose in Tshwane, it would have even saved them some face.Desperately fighting for the looting and stealing to continue unabated.
The DA should have traded Tshwane for Joburg, they have been spectacularly useless in Tshwane, jumping from one scandal onto another, they had nothing to lose in Tshwane, it would have even saved them some face.
I am not the type who blindly refuses to give credit where it's due, that is a good thing and we'll done. It's the service delivery that they cannot seem to get a handle on.The city says Moody’s ascribes this upgrade to the improvement in the city’s operating performance and the strong liquidity position built up over the past two years.ewn.co.za
Is this based on feelings or facts?I am not the type who blindly refuses to give credit where it's due, that is a good thing and we'll done. It's the service delivery that they cannot seem to get a handle on.
Facts, I don't know about independent organisation's that measures service delivery but even if there is rest assured that Tshwane would not be up there, I live there and I experience it first hand. The deterioration is just continuing unabated in the townships, it's a mess, something you can easily compare if you look at townships under the JHB metro and compare them to those in Tshwane.Is this based on feelings or facts?
Is there an independent organisation who rate service delivery?