Opposition parties in EC boycott the state of the Metro address

Mbasa Gqokoma
23 June 2016

Disgruntled opposition parties from the Buffalo City Metro council yesterday boycotted the state of the metro address at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, where Mayor Alfred Mtsi made his last address outlining the metro plans towards 2030.

For the first time in history, the council’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, shunned the event.

The party was not alone in its boycott as COPE and the PAC also reportedly boycotted the event, leaving only one opposition councillor from the ACDP.

DA councillor Jan Smit said the party had decided to boycott the event as a way of showing its dissatisfaction and discontent with the current state of BCM.