DA in uMngeni wants inaugural council meeting reconvened

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Thembeka Cibane, the suspended MM for uMngeni Municipality, attempted to officiate the DA's inaugural council meeting.
Thembeka Cibane, the suspended MM for uMngeni Municipality, attempted to officiate the DA's inaugural council meeting.
Siyamtanda Capa

The DA has called on the acting municipal manager of uMngeni Municipality to reconvene the inaugural council meeting on Monday or face legal action.

This comes after Friday’s meeting collapsed when the municipal manager, Thembeka Cibane, who was believed to be on suspension, attempted to preside over the inauguration. The DA raised various points of order relating to her as presiding officer, as the entire process was irregular since she was “suspended”.

The DA walked out of the proceedings — a step that was supported by the EFF. The DA and other opposition councillors were eventually sworn in at the Howick Magistrate’s Court

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