More delays as election of Joburg mayor hits another snag

The Johannesburg City council is holding its second sitting to elect a new mayor after Speaker Vasco da Gama postponed the election to seek legal advice on what constituted a majority in the council last week.

The council is electing former mayor Herman Mashaba's position who resigned in October after his relationship with the Democratic Alliance became strained.

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The African National Congress's (ANC’s) Geoff Makhubo, the DA' Funzela Ngobeni and the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF's) Musa Novela are contesting for the top post.

Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane and DA Gauteng provincial leader John Moodey to weigh in on the election.

Earlier today the speaker meeting the different chief whips to brief them on the legal opinion. The EFF came out to say that it disagrees with that legal opinion.

Nthakoana Ngatane, Reporter - EWN

She says the council is on recess again as the speaker says he needed to go and consult again.

Moody says he is ready for whatever the councils decides.

This is politics and I am ready for whatever situation may unfold. It is more like a dance at this point in time and we are still in negotiations.

John Moodey, Gauteng provincial leader - DA

Listen below to the full audio:


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