Application in Mashaba, Da Gama no confidence motions struck off the roll

The ANC in JHB approached the court asking for an urgent ruling to force Vasco da Gama and Harman Mashaba to the schedule two motions.

FILE: Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. Picture: YouTube screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s application in the motion of no confidence against the Speaker and mayor of the City of Johannesburg has been struck off the roll for lack of urgency.

The ANC in Johannesburg approached the court asking for an urgent ruling to force Speaker Vasco da Gama and Mayor Harman Mashaba to schedule two motions of no confidence votes in himself and Mashaba.

The Democratic Alliance had argued that council rules don’t allow for a secret ballot.