DA stages walkout during Tlokwe meeting

2013-10-26 14:07

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The speaker of Tlokwe municipality in North West had to stop a council meeting after the opposition, led by the DA, staged a walkout.

ANC Tlokwe chief whip Dakota Legoete said the meeting was halted yesterday after the opposition walked out and there was no longer a quorum, Beeld reported today.

Legoete told the publication the opposition used a dispute about the municipal manager to end the meeting because they wanted to prevent a motion of no confidence in Democratic Alliance mayor Annette Combrink.

DA Tlokwe whip Neels Coetzer said there was no need to stop the meeting simply because there was a difference on an issue.

“We could have continued with the other issues. We did not take a decision on the municipal manager because we were unsure about certain legal issues,” Coetzer was quoted as saying.

Former ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle was unseated twice when ANC councillors voted with the opposition to replace him with Combrink, first in November last year and again in July.

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