PIETERMARITZBURG - A special sitting of the ANC-led Msunduzi Municipality council on Tuesday has prompted speculation that an announcement will be made that the troubled municipality will be placed under administration.
In a notice served to councillors on Monday, it was indicated that a special council would be held on Tuesday.
Normally, council sittings at Msunduzi - which encompasses the Pietermaritzburg area - are held on the last Friday of the month.
Speculation has been exacerbated by an agenda item that indicates there will be a meeting with the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta).
Since Thursday last week, rumours have been doing the rounds that provincial government had decided to intervene at the municipality.