ANC-run council in chaos - Fransman

2013-03-20 10:20
Marius Fransman (File, Sapa)

Marius Fransman (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman has admitted that the ANC-run Cederberg municipality is in chaos, the Cape Argus reported on Wednesday.

Fransman on Tuesday said the party was "cleaning up the mess" in the Cederberg municipality, which includes the towns of Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, and Lambert's Bay.

"We are not interested in a witch hunt, but it is clear to us that there is chaos in Cederberg and it has to be corrected."

Police last month confirmed that charges had been filed against Cederberg mayor Jonas White for allegedly sending pornographic pictures to his deputy, Lorna Scheepers.

White allegedly offered Scheepers a trip for the two of them to Durban, at the municipality's expense. These details were contained in an affidavit Scheepers submitted to the provincial executive committee of the African National Congress.

At the time White's spokesperson Anthony Mlata said the mayor did not recall sending inappropriate messages to anyone in the municipal area in his official capacity.

According to the report, Fransman said he was "extremely concerned", and that the party had launched a disciplinary process against White, which would be concluded within two to three weeks.

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