Time running out for hung councils to get their coalitions sorted


If politicians cannot get coalitions or working agreements together in the window period of 14 days after gazetting of the election results, South African local government politics may be in for a rough ride. The clock started ticking on Tuesday, with a dozen working days left before new councils must meet and elect office bearers that include a new mayor and speaker. If no common ground is found, there are a few potentially calamitous scenarios ahead and the party that runs the province may get a gap to assume control of a metro. Also Read: These are the hung councils…

Source: citizen