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Tshwane dissolved today due to political games – Randall Williams

DA mayoral candidate says service delivery could be interrupted pending the court case on Tuesday

Tshwane officially dissolved today due to ANC's political games

21 March 2020

Due to the politically motivated move by the ANC MEC Lebogang Maile, the DA-led Tshwane Council is officially dissolved from today.

The national department of Cooperative Governance and the National Council of Provinces approved the dissolution and the appointment of an administrator.

Service delivery could therefore be interrupted pending the court case on Tuesday when we hope that the decision to place the municipality under administration will be overturned.

If the court action is successful the dissolution will no longer be effective.

If the court finds that the Gauteng Provincial Government overreached itself it will set the matter aside immediately.

Otherwise, judgement may be reserved and ruled on in the following week.

In the interim, DA councillors are committed to assist residents where possible despite no longer being officially recognised.

Issued by Randall Williams, DA Tshwane Mayoral Candidate, 21 March 2020