The SPCA was granted an urgent interdict to stop the City of Ekurhuleni's festive fireworks display. The order was granted on Thursday by the Johannesburg High Court.
Spokesman for the City of Ekurhuleni, Themba Hadebe, clarified the City's position saying both parties had reached an agreement prior to this interdict.
On December 21, a joint operations committee met and the licensing of fireworks for this event was discussed with the SPCA. An agreement was reached that we could not violate the by laws.— Themba Hadebe, City of Ekurhuleni
Pre programmed social media campaigns have been running announcing the fireworks display and this sparked outrage from the community.— Themba Hadebe, City of Ekurhuleni
Hadebe said the SPCA was an important structure in the community. Listen here: