The City of Tshwane’s inaugural council meeting is under way at the municipality’s headquarters in Pretoria.

The event was postponed last Thursday after consultations between the acting City Manager, Mmaseabata Mutlaneng and members of political parties.

They requested time to finalise negotiations on a possible coalition government.

The 2021 local government elections did not produce an outright winner to govern Tshwane.

Parties have been hard at work to put together a coalition government that remains to be finalised.

About 214 councillors from 15 political parties are being sworn in to pave the way for the election of the new mayor and the speaker of the council later Tuesday afternoon.

eThekwini council meeting postponement

The inaugural council meeting of the eThekwini Metro has been postponed to Wednesday.

This comes after police escorted a group of African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters who allegedly disrupted the meeting on Tuesday out of the venue.

Opposition parties including the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) are calling for a recount of all councillors who were present at the meeting before voting can take place.

In a statement, the municipality says a power outage also caused the postponement.

ANC eThekwini mayoral candidate Mxolisi Kaunda says, “Anyone who disrupts the meeting that is not acceptable. Yes, we condemn that as the ANC deployee who is here to participate in a democratic process.”

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This comes after police escorted a group of African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters who allegedly disrupted the meeting on Tuesday out of the venue.

Opposition parties including the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) are calling for a recount of all councillors who were present at the meeting before voting can take place.

In a statement, the municipality says a power outage also caused the postponement.

ANC eThekwini mayoral candidate Mxolisi Kaunda says, “Anyone who disrupts the meeting that is not acceptable. Yes, we condemn that as the ANC deployee who is here to participate in a democratic process.”