The African National Congress (ANC) Joburg Region wants the Council Ethics Committee to send Mayor Herman Mashaba to the disciplinary action for contravening the rules of Council.
This follows after Joburg Mayor Mashaba issued a media statement on the two motions submitted by the ANC Joburg Caucus; one being a motion of no confidence on the Mayor Councilor Mashaba and the other a motion of no confidence on the Speaker of Council, Councilor Vasco da Gama.
“The media statement on this matter is against the rules of Council. Council rules state that documents remain embargoed until they are deliberated on at the Council meeting, which is open to the public or immediately after discussions at the Council meeting.” said the ANC Joburg Caucus.
The party says it will write to the Speaker today to request the Speaker of Council to refer Mayor Mashaba to the Ethics Committee for disciplinary action for contravening the rules of Council.
“We can confirm that motions of no confidence on Mayor Mashaba and Speaker Vasco da Gama have been submitted for debate and voting on at the September 2017 Council meeting.”
“The merits of the motions will be tabled at the Council meeting.
“We advise Mayor Mashaba to reserve his arguments for the Council meeting. We thank Mayor Mashaba for accepting the challenge to debate and vote on the motions.”
Democratic Aliance’s response to Mashaba’s criticism by the ANC:
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) 8 September 2017