Just in: Gauteng MEC suspends two DA speakers


Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Lebogang Maile has suspended two DA speakers.

Katlego Mathebe is the speaker of Tshwane and Vasco da Gama is the former speaker of Johannesburg.

Mathebe has been suspended for six months without pay for her conduct in the Tshwane council meeting that collapsed last week.


Mathebe faced a vote of no confidence and she refused to recuse herself.

Da Gama has been suspended for three months, also without pay, for his conduct in the Johannesburg Council meeting of November last year.

Da Gama is accused of abusing his powers when he postponed the meeting to elect a new mayor for Johannesburg.



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