Editorials
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15 Jan 2022
4:00 am

Chaos in Joburg council derails democracy

Editorials

However, it was a combined group of ANC and EFF councillors who tried to turn proceedings into a juvenile brawl.

Looking at the scenes of chaos which swirled across the chamber of the Joburg city council on Thursday evening – people being pushed and shoved, toyi-toying, water being thrown – it is not surprising that the voters in the citymight wonder who on earth they elected to run their municipality. However, let’s be frank about this: not all of the parties in the chamber were causing the disruption. It wasa combined group of ANC and EFF councillors who tried to turn proceedings into a juvenile brawl. And why would they do this, we wonder? Could it have something to do...