Expelled councillors not paid

2016-07-08 06:00

TENSION ran high between ANC councillors at a recent special council meeting because they have not received their June salary.

On Wednesday, ANC councillors, including speaker Zolani Mhlongo, mayor Nosisa Jojozi, and deputy mayor Beki Mtolo caucused for an hour before the start of the meeting, but Dlakavu, who was part of the caucus left before the meeting began.

A letter from Co-operative Governance and Traditional
Affairs (Cogta) was also acknowledged during the meeting which gave three reasons why the municipality refused to pay a councillor. According to Cogta, a councillor­ should not receive his or her salary if the councillor is deceased, has resigned or has been fired by the municipality

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