These are two applications brought on urgent basis which have now been consolidated. The first application was launched by the Democratic Alliance (“DA”) on 30 July 2018 against councillor O.M. Matika (“Mr Matika”) and several other respondents seeking relief on the following terms: -
1.1 A rule nisi be issued calling on the respondents to show cause on 15 August 2018, why a final order should not issue that Mr Matika is directed to vacate the post and office of the Executive Mayor of the Sol Plaatje Municipality immediately upon service of this order on him;
1.2 Alternatively, that the third respondent (Acting Speaker) be ordered to call a special meeting of the Council of the Municipality within 5 days from the date of the order and in calling the meeting the motion of no confidence in the Executive Mayor, dated 25 July 2018 be tabled at such meeting.