DA take-over illegal - speaker

2013-05-31 20:25
DA (Picture: Sapa)

DA (Picture: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A DA "take-over" of the ANC-led Oudtshoorn municipal council after a motion of no-confidence is illegal, the Western Cape municipality said on Friday.

"The lawful council of Oudtshoorn is continuing the duties entrusted to it by the people of Oudtshoorn and continues to govern the greater Oudtshoorn," speaker John Stoffels said in a statement.

"The administration is at full strength and continuing its duties unabatedly [sic]."

Earlier in the day, the Democratic Alliance announced it was taking over the African National Congress-run municipality after a motion of no-confidence was passed in the ruling party's representatives.

Stoffels said the council would take the matter to court.

"The necessary legal action is already in progress and council will ensure that all costs relating to the legal action will be recovered from the rogue councillors in their personal capacities."

DA spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said the party led the motion against the mayor, deputy mayor and speaker.

Five of 11 ANC councillors and Congress of the People councillors voted with the DA, following which a DA mayor, deputy mayor and speaker were elected.

After the council meeting, the five ANC members resigned and joined the DA, Maimane had said.

"The ANC councillors were clear regarding the reasons for their resignation. They are fed up with the bad service delivery, mismanagement and maladministration within the ANC-led municipality," he said.

ANC provincial chair Marius Fransman could not immediately be reached for comment.

SABC news reported that ANC mayor Gordon April and four other ANC members walked out of the meeting "after a heated exchange of words" and that the council meeting proceeded without them.

Outside the council chambers, April reportedly claimed the meeting was illegal, however, the new leadership said it had proof that the high court had found other, similar, meetings lawful.

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  mmusi maimane  |  george  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
148 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Music
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Cape Town 18:46 PM
Road name: N2 Outbound

STATIONARY VEHICLE at Liesbeeck Parkway

Rondebosch 18:42 PM
Road name: Main Road

ACCIDENT causing an obstruction to the roadway

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 30% off top fragrances

Get mind blowing savings on selected fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today you may want to bond with your children and need to connect to your imaginative and playful side. It may be that you are...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.