The Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Authorities Paul Mashatile, together with the Tshwane council, have put rules in place following chaos and violent confrontations between councillors in a meeting on Tuesday.
Speaking on the Afternoon Drive show, Mashatile says a councillor who uses violence will lose the right of being a councillor.
He also says members of the public should only be allowed stay in the gallery during the council meeting.
Chaos and violence allegedly erupted when ANC councillors demanded the removal of the council’s chairperson. But, Mashatile says different parties give different versions of the story.
There is commitment from all parties that they will work within the rules.— Paul Mashatile, Gauteng MEC for Cogta
The ANC was within its right to ask those questions. What is unacceptable is what led to violence and disruptions that should not have happened.— Paul Mashatile, Gauteng MEC for Cogta
From what the speaker is saying, the issue is not that they were asking questions, but that there were people who were continuously disruptive.— Paul Mashatile, Gauteng MEC for Cogta
Listen to the full interview below...