Council rejects DAs motion for ring fencing

The council rejected the DA’s motion for ring fencing at a council meeting on Wednesday, 1 November.

DA councillors’ motion were voted out and council said it must first go to the financial portfolio and be discussed.

According to Mr Tim Denny, DA councillor, it was mentioned at a previous meeting and the ANC Chief Whip then agreed, however when the DA wanted to make it official by putting in a motion, the opposition party wanted to caucus and later voted against the motion.

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“We suggested to Eskom to write off the debt older than three years, but they said no,” said Mr Mileham.

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The DA opened a case against the Acting Municipal Manager, Mr Thisha Mhlanga, after their march to protest against the Eskom issue on Friday, 3 November.

Also read: DA organises march against GMM to show their concerns over Eskom account


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