ANC councillors have blasted the DA for walking out of a council meeting because they were hungry, saying the opposition party claimed to represent the views of the poor but they were racists who acted like they were in charge.
The ANC wants council speaker Maria Hermans to discipline the DA for walking out of the municipal public accounts committee (MPAC) meeting on Friday, leaving the meeting without a quorum to continue.
This comes after the DA at 2.30pm requested a 15-minute lunch break because some of its members were diabetic and had been at the council chamber since 9am.
Portfolio chairwoman Nomvuselelo Tontsi said they should quickly finish the last two items on the white agenda, adjourn for lunch and continue with the confidential items on green paper.
This irked DA leader Leon de Villiers who walked out, followed by his fellow DA councillors.
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