Friday, 06 December 2019 18:19

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside resolutions by the Tshwane council to remove Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and Council Speaker Katlego Mathebe from their positions.

This includes : 

- The appointment of a new speaker. 

- The passing of a motion of no confidence in the speaker and removing her from office. 

- The passing of a motion of no confidence in the mayor and removing him from office. 

DA filed an interdict to set aside the implementation of council's resolution taken during a special council on Thursday.

Both Mokgalapa and Mathebe were removed during the special council sitting which was convened amid chaos.

About 111 councillors voted in favour of the motion and DA councillors did not cast their votes

The court ordered the parties to submit their answering affidavits on December 10 and replying affidavits should be filed on December 12. 

And the applications will be heard in urgent court on the 17th of December.