The DA is again in charge of the Tshwane Metro Council.
The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday ruled that the DA’s application for the earlier court order invalidating the dissolution of the Tshwane council should be implemented immediately.
This means that councilors in this subway must return to their offices.
“This is a further charge against the ANC government in the province, its Prime Minister David Makhura and his MEC Lebogang Maile systematically undermining governance in Tshwane,” Randall Williams, the DA’s mayoral candidate in Tshwane, said on Wednesday said in an online media conference.
“The High Court further emphasized the illegality of the province’s decision to put Tshwane under administration.
“This ruling sets a decisive precedent for many councils for which leadership by minority governments will be elected against the ANC in next year’s elections.”
In April, the court set aside the provincial government’s decision to put the Tshwane municipality under administration.
Maile, the co-operative government MEC, has appointed a group of administrators led by Mpho Nawa to oversee the city’s affairs.
In response to the April ruling, the provincial government filed an application for direct access to the Constitutional Court to appeal against the Supreme Court decision. That application suspended the implementation of the April court order pending the outcome of the appeal process.