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Johannesburg Speaker concerned over alleged intimidation by opposition leader

# Johannesburg Council Speaker, Margaret Arnolds, has expressed deep concern over allegations of intimidation against opposition leader Belinda Echezenjoku. City Power officials claim the DA’s Echezenjoku obstructed access for meter verification and supply connections, and failed to pay city rates. Arnolds stresses equal accountability, demanding quarterly reports on councilors’ payment compliance. She emphasises the need for councilors to lead by example, promising engagement to reinforce equality and obligations to the city.