As the month of March starts next week, the City of Tshwane will officially have no leadership after a special council meeting to extend acting city manager Augustine Makgata's period of service never materialised.
Gauteng DA leader John Moody says opposition parties must follow the law if they want Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe removed.
The ANC in Pretoria has approached the courts seeking an order to force the Tshwane council to convene an urgent disciplinary hearing against speaker Katlego Mathebe.
City of Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has "once again acted in a manner that is not guided by any of the applicable legal prescripts".
The DA have argued that Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile's decision to suspend Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe should be put on hold pending a legal review as she would not be able to represent the DA's interest in council.
Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile exercised his responsibility enshrined in the Constitution when he suspended two high-ranking DA councillors in Johannesburg and Tshwane, the provincial ANC has said.
The Gauteng says it will intervene in the City of Tshwane and seek legislation through the National Council of Provinces to regulate coalition government agreements
Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and CoGTA MEC Lebogang Maile is looking at various options to restore stability in the embattled City of Tshwane.
The Tshwane council meeting held on January, 16 which ended in acrimony over the sequence in which four motions of no confidence would be heard, is expected to continue.
The first ordinary sitting of the Tshwane Council turns into a schoolyard shouting match as attempts to remove the speaker and acting speaker fail.
Reciting the Constitution, City of Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe sent a veiled, but poignant response to her short-lived suspension: "The national or provincial government must not compromise or impede a municipality's ability or right to exercise its powers or perform its functions."
The chief whip of the Tshwane council lashed out at Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile following the suspension of speaker Katlego Mathebe, insisting that he has no right to interject himself in the internal processes of the council.
Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile suspends both the DA's former speaker of Johannesburg Vasco da Gama and the Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe for breaching the code of conduct for councillors.
City of Tshwane Council Speaker Katlego Mathebe says she will abide by the decision of the Labour Court in a case between the municipality and City manager Moeketsi Mosola, and has not been party to out-of-court settlement negotiations.
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