Durban - The Democratic Alliance has slammed eThekwini Municipality council Speaker William Mapena for failing to table their motion to remove suspended city mayor Zandile Gumede as a member of the council's EXCO and effectively as mayor.
During a full council sitting at the City Hall on Wednesday, DA caucus leader in eThekwini Nicole Graham, brought forward the motion but Mapena had not added the item to the agenda.
Graham said she submitted an intention to move the motion on July 17, two weeks before the full council sitting.
"The Speaker acknowledged that the item had been received and later said that all substantive motions are regulated by the rules of order by-law. To date, he has not communicated why the motion was disallowed or any other details. He also refused to explain why in council," she said.
Graham said if there was some kind of procedural issue, Mapena should have responded accordingly.