- EFF councillor, Xolani Cekiso, allegedly resigned from the party on Thursday as he labelled them liars and thieves
- Cape Town’s Council played venue to the fractious session which ended in a walk-out
- Thursday also saw protesters demanding answers from Mayor Dan Plato at the Cape Town Civic Centre
It was a stormy political day in Cape Town on Thursday.
News first broke of the alleged controversial resignation of EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) Councillor, Xolani Cekiso, at Cape Town’s Council.
The gathering took place to discuss water and sanitation issues.
The South African reported that Cekiso labelled the party “liars” and “thieves” as a dramatic walk-off ensued.
According to various other councillors, the incident had many similarities to the day 5 DA (Democratic Alliance) councillors resigned in support of Patricia De Lille.
It’s been reported that Metro Chairperson Grant Twigg confirmed that Cekiso slammed the party.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mayor Dan Plato had his hands full on Thursday as well.
A group of protesters gathered around the Cape Town Civic Centre to share their grievances on various issues.
The group is said to have comprised of informal settlement residents.
Stun grenades were used by police when things escalated.
Plato eventually made an appearance and committed to visiting the areas of Khayelitsha and Kraaifontein and that service delivery would be stepped up.
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