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Tshwane council dissolution: plea for urgent court order

Dissolution of council case now in hands of Constitutional Court

13 September 2020 - 00:00 By Franny Rabkin

When Gauteng province dissolved the City of Tshwane metropolitan council it was "cracking a nut with a sledgehammer", the DA said in the Constitutional Court on Thursday. 

The case is the result of coalition politics that went badly wrong. The city has been without a council since its dissolution in March, governed instead by an administrator appointed by Gauteng co-operative governance MEC Lebogang Maile, and who has been in charge for almost six months - double the time lawful under the constitution...

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