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City of Joburg on the brink of collapse, says Joburg ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) in Joburg says the City of Johannesburg is on the brink of collapsing, as it is experiencing financial issues.

The party says the city underspent its budget by R2.3 billion for the 11 months to May this year.

ANC regional secretary, Sasabona Manganye, said that the city’s financial status had negatively affected service delivery.

The Joburg council will convene a special meeting on Wednesday to elect a new council Speaker.

Manganye said that it has noted a number of overdrafts in the city’s different entities.

He said that the ANC still had no faith in Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse, saying that she was responsible for the city’s declining financial status.

The Joburg council is expected to elect a Speaker on Wednesday and many continue to wonder if the mayor will face a motion of no confidence.

The Action SA in Joburg said that the vacant Speaker position should be filled by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) rather than the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The party said that it was also concerned about the stability of the coalition in the city. The DA hasn’t yet commented on the allegations.


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