The Speaker in Ekurhuleni Raymond Dhlamini has confirmed the receipt of the motion of no confidence that the African National Congress (ANC) Caucus has brought against the Executive Mayor Tania Campbell.
In a statement, the Speaker says the programming committee will determine the admissibility of the motion based on the criteria that the Standing Rules of Council have provided.
The ANC has accused the mayor of failing to ensure equitable and sustainable service delivery, especially to townships.
The party wants the Speaker to call for an Extraordinary Council Meeting on the 26th of this month.
Recently, in the City of Johannesburg, the DA’s Mpho Phalatse was ousted from the position of mayor and replaced by the ANC’s Dada Morero.
Campbell says she doesn’t believe the ANC’s motion of no confidence against her will succeed.
“We work very well as a coalition in Ekurhuleni except for the ANC they have not approached me, they have not taken my open-door invitation. So, I think what the ANC needs to do is some introspection and say are they willing to stabilise Ekurhuleni because right now their mandate is to destabilise.”
Campbell addresses protestors
In August, Campbell addressed Tembisa residents on the East Rand following service delivery protests.
The township erupted into violent protests, that resulted in the deaths of four people.
Residents fueled by anger over the exorbitant electricity and municipal services rates torched municipal offices and vehicles.