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The minority opposition parties in Joburg will present a motion of no confidence in the mayor


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Minority opposition parties in the Johannesburg council say they intend to table a no-confidence motion against the mayor, Mpho Phalatse.

At a news conference on Monday, minority parties within the ANC-led coalition said they had no confidence in the mayor.

Among other issues, the parties were concerned about what they called a “financial crisis” within the City.

Last week, ANC regional president Dada Morero said the city was on the verge of financial ruin and predicted that municipal workers would not be paid in January.

READ | Phalatse says city finances are ‘not in the best position’ but council is taking steps to rectify that

Phalatse denied that the workers were not being paid, saying that although the city’s finances were “not in the best position”, the council was taking active steps to rectify it, including applying to the Development Bank for a loan of 2.2 billion. of rand.

Deputy District Attorney Caucus Leader Bongani Nkomo said the short-term loan was necessary, but the city could still meet its financial commitments, “which include but [are] It is not limited to the payment of salaries and suppliers”.

Morero held office for 25 days when Phalatse was removed as mayor.

But the Johannesburg High Court ruled that Phalatse’s removal in a motion of no confidence on September 30 was illegal, unconstitutional and invalid.

She was reincorporated with the decisions made under the leadership of Dada Morero rendered illegitimate.

Meanwhile, the Speaker, Colleen Makhubele, called a special session of the council on Friday. On the agenda was the election of the president of the Municipal Committee of Public Accounts.


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