24 April 2014
The African National Congress Caucus
in the Western Cape today
said they were locked out of the council meeting by the Democratic Alliance
Caucus because of difference of opinion.
ANC’s Charlotte Haynes said the
speaker wanted to put one of our councilors out as he wanted him to apologize
for something which we disagreed with, that he did not say anything wrong.
“The speaker agreed on something
with us and the next thing you know the speaker “somersaulted” and insisted
that the councilor must remain out. The DA came back and they have changed the
venue of the meeting to the first floor” Haynes added.
Haynes said they have taken a
decision as the ANC that they are going to attend this council, as we are part
of this council and we are here to represent our party.
Meanwhile Mayor Patricia de Lille
released a statement saying the ANC caucus has for the second time in recent
months bought their ungovernability campaign into the Council Chamber.
De Lille in the statement said by
moving the council meeting to an alternative venue this sends a strong message
that the ANC’s ungovernability campaign will not be tolerated.
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