DURBAN – The EFF were singing and dancing at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) hall where a crunch eThekwini council meeting is taking place today.
The meeting is expected to elect the new leaders of the eThekwini Municipality.
It was initially scheduled on Monday but collapsed amid a power outage and allegations of sabotage by ANC members who stormed the venue.
On Monday, ANC supporters clad in party regalia stormed the meeting just as their party gave excuses to have the meeting called off after realising the opposition parties had entered into a loose alliance to vote together and take the positions of mayor and deputy mayor.
Once inside the venue, the ANC supporters started overturning the tables and marched around the tent singing, then marched out with little or no interference from security officials.
The Mercury reported today that the security breach during the Monday’s meeting has left opposition parties saying the security apparatus of the city is not impartial, and there to serve political party interests.
Before the chaos erupted, the ANC’s Thabani Nyawose, who had been in the running to be the city’s next mayor, was elected as the Speaker of the eThekwini Municipality.
Nyawose got the majority of votes, with the DA’s Thabani Mthethwa receiving 69 votes.