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The DA finds the conduct of the ANC, its ally - the EFF, and the City Manager, Musa Mbhele, who deliberately collapsed the first council meeting of 2023, a complete dereliction of duty which cannot be left without consequences.
Of serious concern is the disappearance of the City Manager who similarly did not turn up for the council meeting. It seems that Mbhele is being allowed to be drawn into ANC faction politics through his non-attendance.
The DA finds this move by both parties and the City Manager disgraceful. The City Manager must face disciplinary action by the eThekwini Council for his gross misconduct today. As a result, we will request Speaker Thabani Nyawose to investigate the ANC and EFF’s conduct in terms of Item 15 of the Councillors Code of Conduct, as well as being referred to the Ethics Committee.
This reckless behaviour by the ANC, EFF, and other smaller parties, along with the City Manager, is wasteful as holding such meetings at the ICC costs the municipality ±R500 000 a time - the DA will ensure that Councillors and the City Manager will be held accountable, even if it is out of their own pockets.
Issued by Councillor Thabani Mthethwa - DA eThekwini Caucus Leader
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