ANC 'recalls' 2 North West mayors
Mahikeng - The ANC has "recalled" two of its mayors in the North West for contravening ANC policies and following alleged acts of corruption.
"A decision was taken to recall Boitumelo Moloi and Andrew Maphetle. They are not co-operating with the organisation and do things their own way," ANC deputy regional secretary David Kham said.
"If you are deployed by the ANC, you should do as expected, you can't do as you please. Some have chosen to be very anti-ANC... This affects the area of Tlokwe and Dr Kenneth Kaunda as a district."
Moloi was mayor of the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district municipality, which includes Tlokwe, Matlosana and Maquassi Hills. Maphetle was mayor of the Tlokwe local municipality.
In addition the party's regional secretary, Aubuti Chika, had been suspended for not performing his duties.
The Democratic Alliance said Maphetle's removal would smooth the way for Dakota Legoete, a previous mayoral candidate passed over following his alleged involvement in corruption in Tswaing.
"This is a political tsunami to 'cleanse' certain 'cadres' and replace them with members more politically palatable to the ANC. It has nothing to do with the needs of the people," spokesperson Chris Landsberg said.
Kham said the process to appoint replacements had started.