Makhura threatens to intervene in Joburg mayoral election

Makhura threatens to intervene in Joburg mayoral election

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the provincial government will have no choice but to intervene should the City of Johannesburg fail to elect a mayor on Wednesday.

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This comes after Johannesburg council speaker Vasco de Gama postponed proceedings on Thursday due to what he described as a lack of clarity on what constitutes a majority in the council.


Speaking on Monday, De Gama maintained that the meeting will go ahead without a hitch.


But Makhura has now sent a stern warning to what describes as dysfunctional municipalities across Gauteng.


Makhura's spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga says the premier is concerned that the City of Joburg has no government, something  which has a direct impact on service delivery in the city.


“Furthermore, the premier has appointed Gauteng MEC for Human Settlement Lebogang Maile to submit a full report to the executive council on the state of affairs in the City of Tshwane, including matters on the status of the mayor Stevens Mokgalapa who is currently on leave until the end of January,” Mhaga says.

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