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joburgcityNews24 reports that Floyd Brink has been thrown a lifeline by the City of Johannesburg, which filed an application for leave to appeal a court finding that his appointment as city manager was unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid.

An appeal would effectively suspend the finding by Acting Judge Steven Budlender handed down in the South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday that the way in which the speaker had brought the motion to hire Brink in February was illegal. The DA brought the matter to court in May. The judge gave the city two weeks to find an acting city manager and ordered that the respondents – the City, the council, city manager, mayor and speaker – pay the DA's costs. On Wednesday, the City said there were a "number of legal grounds for concern in the High Court judgment, which the City believes an appeal court may decide upon differently". It commented further: “The consistent political onslaught and attempts to derail the City's ability to deliver services and improve governance at an administrative level must be frowned upon and acted against."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Alex Patrick at News24
  • Read too, Court rules Floyd Brink’s appointment as Joburg city manager was unlawful, at BusinessLive

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