Zille unsure of ID support
By Nadia Samie
28 September 2006
A meeting between Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille and the leader of the Independent Democrats in the metro, Simon Grindrod, ended with the mayor turning down an offer of support from the ID. Zille reminded Grindrod that the ID had voted with the ANC during the last election.
Grindrod accused the mayor of hypocrisy, citing that the DA’s election manifesto had promised a collective executive system. Speaking to Bush Radio this morning, Zille said that she was not prepared break promises to the six parties in the multiparty government.
MEC for Local Government and Housing, Richard Dyantyi informed the city on Wednesday that it had 30 days in which to consult with the provincial government about the proposed change. Capetonians will have to wait at least three months to hear if there will be any changes to the way the city is governed.
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