Western Cape mayor to stay

2013-05-30 10:24
Marius Fransman (File, Die Burger)

Marius Fransman (File, Die Burger)

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Cape Town - Oudtshoorn Mayor Gordon April will not step down because of political pressure, the Cape Argus reported on Thursday.

"I don't know what the ANC's provincial leadership is telling the media. I am still the mayor and will continue being the mayor," he told the newspaper.

"I haven't tendered my resignation and there is no motion from the ANC council or anyone else in council to remove me from my office."

Last month, African National Congress Western Cape leader Marius Fransman reportedly said April had agreed to be replaced after a meeting with regional party leaders and members of Oudtshoorn's ANC caucus.

Fransman was quoted as saying the ANC's national executive committee had decided to demote April because he faced charges of theft, intimidation, and allegedly used municipal resources for personal use.

April told the newspaper that ANC regional leaders wanted to force him to give their "friends and ANC cadres" jobs in the municipality and he had refused.

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