Western Cape MEC of Local
Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell has
welcomed a judgement handed down by the Constitutional Court relating to the
question, whether a speaker of the municipal councillor may cast the deciding
vote or not.
The issue relates back to 2014
when the Oudtshoorn municipality under its previous leadership voted on the
budget for that year and after a deadlock in the vote, the speaker also had to cast a deciding vote.
James- Brent Styan said MEC Bredell didn't agree with that decision and took
the matter to court. The MEC won in the High court and took the matter further
to the Constitutional Court to get the issue verified by the court which is now
“We are glad that the court have found the matter in our favour.” Styan
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