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Ethekwini Council to reconvene sitting to elect mayor

The Ethekwini municipality is set to reconvene it's council meeting today.

Source: dstv channel 405/eyewitnessnews.co.za/news24


The meeting is to see the voting in of a mayor and deputy after proceedings were disrupted by the ANC councillors and party supporters.


Monday proceedings saw angry protesters as tempers ran high after it emerged that the vote for mayor could go either way.


ANC councillors caused disturbances in the sitting, followed by party supporters who stormed into the council venue, singing and chanting.


A power cut was contributed to the chaos forcing proceedings to be adjourned.


The ANC's Mxolisi Kaunda and the Democratic Alliance (DA)s' Nicone Graham are contesting the maroyal position.


Opposition parties in the Ethekwini Metro says they will not vote with the ANC.


Second sitting of the Council


Speaker and deputy mayor was marred by disruptions on monday.


ANC members began raising frivolous points of order before a group of supporters stormed the meeting at Moses Mabhida stadium, despite a heavy police and metro police presence.

With no action from security the meeting quickly collapsed.


It will reconvene this evening at the International Convenctional centre in Durban in the hopesof improving security.

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