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Court to hear case of expelled EFF councillors in December

The red berets decided to sack six of their nine councillors, accusing them of defying the party's decision to boycott the city's budget vote and instead siding with the ANC.

An EFF war council meeting. Picture: EFF/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Six expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillors have now filed a new application to stop the Independent Electoral Commission from filling their positions at the Mogale City Municipality.

The red berets decided to sack six of their nine councillors, accusing them of defying the party's decision to boycott the city's budget vote and instead siding with the African National Congress.

The court dismissed the group's initial application on Thursday saying it's not urgent.

But lawyer Katleho Mofokeng says they're determined to fight this because the EFF didn't give them a fair opportunity to state their case.

“Our application was struck off the roll because of lack of urgency. This morning we filed another application on normal court roll. It's coming to court on the 5th of December.”

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