ANC councillor faces expulsion in CT

2012-09-28 13:04

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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town will ask for ANC councillor Andile Lili to be expelled from the city council after a disciplinary committee found him guilty of misconduct, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that Lili was found guilty of making derogatory remarks to Khayelitsha resident Bongiwe Gugushe during a committee meeting last year, saying she "will have to give birth in a drain or in the bush".

The city's multi-disciplinary committee also found him guilty "without any legal basis" of demanding Gugushe move out of her home, or demolish it.

He was found to have led a group last July to illegally demolish a home of another Khayelitsha resident, entering the home and removing household items.

Additionally, he was found guilty of calling a resident a thief and witchdoctor at a community meeting last year.

According to the report, the committee recommended that the council ask local government MEC Anton Bredell to expel Lili for contravening the code of conduct for councillors.

Lili said he was gearing up for a fight and was "confident that this one is winnable".

He would ask the Speaker, Dirk Smit, to have his case reviewed, saying the decision was political.

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