ANC provincial leadership to discuss Prince's 'error in judgement'

2016-02-04 17:47
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Cape Town – Beaufort West Mayor Truman Prince's recent escapades will be in the spotlight at several ANC Western Cape meetings from Friday.

The mayor is in trouble after he said that tenders would be given to a construction companies which were "sympathetic and having a relationship with the ANC".

ANC provincial spokesperson Yonela Diko said while the provincial executive committee (PEC) had not called Prince in, but his "error in judgement" would be discussed.

The party would at a later date call him in to account over the letter, as well as over recent allegations of assault.

Prince would also have to face the ANC's Central Karoo leadership soon, where he would be expected to explain his actions, the ANC said.

In the letter, dated December 3 2015, Prince wrote: "We are an ANC-led municipality, we are therefore in need of financial injection for our 2016 local government election campaign and therefore will also want to see construction companies sympathetic and having a relationship with the ANC to benefit, in order for these companies to inject funds in our election campaign process."

Prince would also have to account for the recent assault allegations against him.

He has been accused of assaulting a woman traffic officer when he and his partner were pulled over for speeding in Leeu Gamka in the Karoo recently.

He has denied the allegations.

"He will have to give his side of the story," Diko said.

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