The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) in the Tshwane Metro has called on the Gauteng government to put the municipality under administration, as council meetings continue to collapse.
A council meeting in which a new mayor was expected to be elected collapsed last week after the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) staged a walkout – since they want speaker Katlego Mathebe to resign.
The Metro is currently without a mayor and a government and Samwu says is wants Gauteng Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebohang Maile to intervene.
Samwu’s Mpho Tladinyana says, “We have written a letter to the MEC of COGTA in Gauteng to consider amongst other things intervening in the impasse that is here in the city. But in his intervention, we have said that he must ensure that indeed meetings are called and don’t collapse and the councilors approve all the necessary reports that they need to approve, but equally we have said to him that he must consider putting this city under administration.”