DA condemns EFF’s disruption of Tshwane Council and tabling of the city budget

19 May 2022 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will lodge a criminal complaint against EFF councillors following their violent and aggressive behaviour towards city officials, Council members and the destruction and vandalising of city property. See videos here, here, here, and here.

EFF councillors destroyed Council property, ripped out electronics, and then proceeded to throw tables and chairs to disrupt today’s 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.

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.

The DA supports the proposed budget to be tabled next week in its endeavour to advance service delivery and gear the city towards financial stability.