EFF chief whip jumping over tables running from law enforcement. Picture: Supplied.
EFF chief whip jumping over tables running from law enforcement. Picture: Supplied.

WATCH Chaos erupts at council meeting

By Velani Ludidi Time of article published Nov 25, 2021

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Cape Town: Chaos erupted during the second council meeting of the City of Cape Town on Thursday when EFF chief whip Banzi Dambuza was manhandled by law enforcement.

This took place despite Speaker Felicity Purchase asking that the meeting be adjourned and party leaders meet in chambers.

Council members were voting on the adoption of the planning process for drafting of the New Term of Office Integrated Development. The plan is required by the Municipal Systems Act that sets out the process which guides the drafting, review and amendment of the new term of office IDP, the City said.

Purchase told the ANC she would call law enforcement if they did not cooperate. This came after the party did not support the IDP, saying there were unresolved issues with it.

The speaker wanted to rule on the matter and proceed to the next item.

The ANC asked that the speaker disclosed party votes on the matter. After she did the ANC and other parties did not say whether they supported or opposed it.

Purchase then disclosed the votes. The EFF responded that they did not participate and asked why was she saying they voted in favour of the matter. She kept on telling all the parties that they move to the next item and chaos started, with the EFF leading the charge. Law enforcement was called to attend to the row.

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