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Putting Tshwane under administration a last resort - Mashatile

Mashatile met with Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga after a council meeting saw councillors fighting.

Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Paul Mashatile. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Paul Mashatile says he would only consider putting the city of Tshwane under administration as a last resort.

He met with Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga yesterday after Wednesday's council meeting saw African National Congress (ANC) and DA councillors throwing objects at each other.



Mashatile says the leaders of both the ANC and the Democratic Alliance in Tshwane have agreed that any of their councillors who use violence should lose their right to be a councillor.

But he says he's not considering taking over the running of the council.

"Not as yet, we're not there yet. My role as MEC is to intervene and support the municipalities."

While provincial governments do have the right to take over a council they have to prove that the council can't run itself first.