The High Court in Johannesburg has struck off the roll an urgent interdict by six Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Municipal Councillors from Mogale City on the West Rand, who were challenging their expulsion from the party.
The EFF dismissed the group after they went against a party decision to boycott the municipal budget vote.
Expelled EFF Mogale City Councillor Eric Baloyi says they took the matter to court on an urgent basis after they heard they were being replaced.
Baloyi further says they did not vote with the African National Congress during the budget vote.
“There was no voting that took place on that day. It was only just a council meeting. We were there. There was no voting that took place because, remember that if there is voting, it has to be by means of a secret ballot or raise of hands and which none of the above took place.”
The expelled councillor say they will continue to file papers to the High Court for the matter to be heard again soon, where merits of the case will be discussed.