Joburg mayor saga: Mudslinging between speaker Da Gama and MEC Maile continues

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- news24.com | a week ago

Political mudslinging has intensified between City of Johannesburg Speaker Vasco da Gama and Gauteng MEC Lebogang Maile following the speaker's decision to postpone a special council meeting to elect a new mayor.

Maile is the MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta). Da Gama, who cited ambiguity and confusion around the Municipal Structural Act as the reason for the postponement, fobbed off threats from Maile on Tuesday and called them baseless.

READ | Election of new Joburg mayor will take place on Wednesday - speakerThe postponement decision led to an onslaught of threats from Maile to Da Gama, and Da Gama was even asked to give reasons why he should not be removed from his position.

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