Tebogo Msimanga |
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will lodge a criminal complaint against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillors following their violent and aggressive behaviour towards city officials, Council members and the destruction and vandalising of city property on Thursday.
DA Caucus Chairperson in City of Tshwane Jacqui Uys said EFF councillors destroyed Council property, ripped out electronics, and then proceeded to throw tables and chairs to disrupt Council meeting where the MMC for Finance, Alderman Peter Sutton, was supposed to present the 2022/2023 budget speech.
“The DA condemns these violent actions that undermine Council proceedings and threaten our democratic processes.The budget speech was supposed to indicate the city’s plans to ensure that we continue to deliver adequate services to the residents of Tshwane”.
Uys said the EFF organised an illegal protest despite a court interdict against them to drive their own political agenda at the expense of residents across the city. “The EFF’s antics to disrupt the work of Council are an indication of their desperation for political relevance. The EFF offers only violence and chaos, nothing else”.