The City of Johannesburg is not anticipating any disruptions during mayor Herman Mashaba’s first state of the city address on Wednesday and will have "standard" security at the event. This is despite council meetings degenerating into chaos and bloodshed during the city’s Integrated Development Plan meeting in Midrand in April. Last month, DA Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga, who also leads a coalition government, was prevented from delivering his state of the city address after ANC councillors disrupted proceedings. He only succeeded in delivering the address hours after it was scheduled. In both metros, the ANC lost power to an opposition coalition and has found itself having to navigate its way in the opposition benches. The ANC in Johannesburg has given its assurance there will be no disruptions at Wednesday’s sitting. Jolidee Matongo, spokesperson for the ANC in the region, said the party’s caucus in the Johannesburg council will "engage" with Mashaba’s address, but the ANC does no...

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