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.”

VIDEO: Council meeting disrupted in Ethekwini:


Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Dr Mpho Phalatse has been voted as the new City of Johannesburg Mayor.

Phalatse got 144 of the 270 possible votes in the City. The African National Congress (ANC) mayoral candidate Mpho Moerane got 121 votes.

SABC News reporter Natasha Phiri caught up with Dr Phalatse shortly after she was voted Mayor: