The Democratic Alliance vote in for the dissolution of the Johannesburg council.
The City of Johannesburg’s leadership will remain in place after the Democratic Alliance’s motion to dissolve the council failed on Thursday.
With 228 councillors out of 270 present, 165 voted against the motion with no abstentions.
In her speech, DA Johannesburg caucus leader Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku said the call for the dissolution of council was not one made lightly “but rather out of a deep concern for the current state of governance in our city”.
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