Police to guard Council after threats

2016-06-17 06:00
EFF members and The Greater Kokstad Municipal council members outside council chambers Photo: supplied

EFF members and The Greater Kokstad Municipal council members outside council chambers Photo: supplied

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THREATS of disrupting proceedings of the Greater Kokstad Municipal (KGM) council by the members of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will oblige the council to bring cops inside the council chambers. This was said by KGM speaker Zolani Mhlongo.

Mhlongo said this in response to threats made by members of the EFF last week to disturb sessions of the council a way of demanding action be taken against top officials and councillors allegedly linked to corruption, following the outcomes of a forensic report.

Last week Thursday a group of more than 20 members of EFF attempted to disrupt the council meeting but it had been postponed because of poor attendance of councillors.

This week Monday the council meeting was postponed again because of poor attendance.

“We staged a sit-in at the council chamber and occupied three chairs that belong to the mayor, speaker and deputy mayor last Thursday. We are not going to allow council members to proceed smoothly while there are unresolved issues,” said Dlamini.

He said since the current term of council members is going to end after 3 August, the new council should start in a clean environment.

Mhlongo denied claims that the municipality is ignoring the report. “The report was tabled to the council a long time ago and there are no actions that we can take against councillors or top municipal officials because no one is involved in corruption,” said Mhlongo.

He added that what the EFF is just a publicity stunt and just wants to get attention from the eyes of the public for election purposes.

The next council meeting had not yet been announced at the time of going to press.

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