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The eight months long joblessness of Councillors in the City of Tshwane Metro Municipality has finally ended after a ruling made by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Tuesday following an application made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) after the municipality was dissolved and put under administration by the province.
The party lodged an application with the SCA on April 29 seeking for the court to nullify provincial executive council’s decision to dissolve Tshwane council.
The dissolution came after several disruptions by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National Congress (ANC) walking out of council sittings following resignation of the then DA executive mayor Stevens Mokgalapa.
The administrators appointed by the provincial executive council were supposed to be in office for 90 days after being appointed in March.
DA accused the ANC of wanting to win back Tshwane through the back door. The dissolution also saw service delivery being heavily affected with many parts of the municipality not receiving any.