Mayor: Rowdy behaviour a blatant display of hooliganism

Mayor: Rowdy behaviour a blatant display of hooliganism

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga on Wednesday spoke of his embarrassment at this week's violence in the council chambers. 

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File photo: Maryke Vermaak

Msimanga, together with leaders from other political parties, met with Gauteng MEC of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Paul Mashatile in Centurion.


He said that the images of violent, rowdy and unruly behaviour by councillors sends the wrong message and that if councillors act in this way, ordinary South Africans will follow suite.


Msimanga pleaded with the councillors to act in a respectful manner.


This comes after a female councillor was admitted to hospital following a city council meeting.

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Msimanga said charges of assault and intimidation have been laid against an ANC councillor.


"It is unfortunate that council fell into chaos and it is a clear display for the disregard for democratic processes by the ANC," Msimanga said.


He said that it was a blatant display of hooliganism and that he is very concerned about the way in which councillors are behaving.


"They also vandalised the same building where laws are being made," he said.


He said that this sort of behaviour cannot continue and that they will take action in future.

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