Council chambers of dishonour

Councilor Mooketsi Selala of UDC bleeding after an assault by BDP councilor Botokonyana Motoroko.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Councilor Mooketsi Selala of UDC bleeding after an assault by BDP councilor Botokonyana Motoroko.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

Council chambers ought to be respected, as these places host the governors of a city, town, or district. Councillors themselves who meet regularly to deliberate on how their wards or areas are governed, are expected to exhibit good behaviour and exemplary leadership.

But the behaviour that has often been exhibited by councillors around the country in recent times shows little regard to the integrity of both the councillors and their chambers.

Tales of councillors hurling obscene language and engaging in fistfights at each other inside the council chambers have now become common.

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