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ANC 'recalls' 2 North West mayors

2012-01-18 09:50

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.

Comments
  • Newsreader - 2012-01-18 09:59

    No ways!!! Anti ANC??? Pot... Kettle...Pot.. Kettle....

      Kala - 2012-01-18 12:11

      They were probably honest, hard working mayors who ensured the communities had the proper service delivery. That's what I assume is anti ANC policy.

  • Robert - 2012-01-18 10:14

    So what did they do that is anti-ANC, did they work for the people instead of having their hands in the till(Anc Approved Policy)

      George - 2012-01-18 11:45

      But thats what the anc are knowen for Doing there own thing and getting away with it. So what is the problem??????????????

  • Brendon Alberts - 2012-01-18 10:20

    Paid "leave" that the we taxpayers must fork out again. Choo choo, gotta get on the train!

  • Max - 2012-01-18 10:31

    Banana republic here we come...

      Herman - 2012-01-18 10:39

      nope, here we are.

  • Andre - 2012-01-18 10:39

    So much for democracy. Why are they not suspended and cases of fraud and corruption filed against them? Are they above the law?

  • Willie - 2012-01-18 10:42

    Long over due fire them from the ANC ,it is a shame to see what is happing in this areas

  • rickvcooper - 2012-01-18 11:24

    It sounds to me like the ANC wasn't getting its cut...

  • Myvision - 2012-01-18 11:48

    No comment

      Newsreader - 2012-01-18 19:34

      You need a brain for that!

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-18 11:54

    They most probably did not pay over the ill gotten funds that were raided from the municipalities to the ANC.

  • Deon - 2012-01-18 13:20

    "If you are deployed by the ANC, you should do as expected, you can't do as you please." So is there a code for thugs?

  • Jayne - 2012-01-18 14:48

    When I was younger, being a mayor was such an envied and prestigious position to hold, and I stand to be corrected but it was voluntary and unpaid! What a mess this country has become!

  • jody.beggs - 2012-01-18 14:59

    Only two , who stole the rest of the 25 Billion ? Damn the man.

  • Kenneth Mocumi - 2012-01-20 06:47

    Iyo. Will the ANC be united? This recall of mayors and mpl might increase the cracks within the movement

  • Kevin - 2012-06-06 19:58

    Quoting Comrade Gwede - s#$t happens when you ' take the mice out of the bush and put them in charge of the cheese factory'......! Surely canidate quote of the century..!!!

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