Marlon Daniels is backing the Democratic Alliance (DA) against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), African National Congress and United Democratic Movement in their bid to get rid of Trollip, Council Chief Whip Werner Senekal, and the entire mayoral committee.
A rescheduled special meeting to debate these motions was adjourned before the official business of the gathering commenced on Tuesday.
The gathering to debate the opposition’s list of motions against several councillors was not underway for long before it became clear that the meeting was headed in the same direction as the last one.
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Interjections and jeering from the opposition benches drowned out speeches from members of the Patriotic Alliance and DA honouring the lives of late struggle heroes Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Solomon Mahlangu and Chris Hani.
Speaker Jonathan Lawack also accused the opposition of raising frivolous points of orders.
Daniels says the PA will stick to supporting the DA.
“They’re now shifting the focus from knowing that they’re going to lose this battle, rather to be labelled as being disruptive.”
The opposition requires 62 out of the 120-member total to have these motions entertained for the debate in council again.