Tlokwe mayor judgment expected

2013-07-29 08:53
Maphetle Maphetle (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

Maphetle Maphetle (Felix Dlangamandla, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Judgment in an application to nullify a council meeting that unseated Tlokwe Mayor Maphetle Maphetle will be handed down in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

On Thursday, Democratic Alliance leader in the North West Chris Hattingh welcomed the possibility that the "impasse" in the Tlokwe municipality in Potchefstroom could come to an end.

"[We] will do everything to restore stability and respect in the Tlokwe municipality," he said at the time.

Judgment in the case was postponed by the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday, but no date was given.

On 2 July, DA councillor Annette Combrink was voted in as the new mayor for the second time since November, unseating Maphetle.

The next day, the ANC's North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled 14 of its councillors. They were also removed as Tlokwe councillors.

The ANC was trying to have the meeting at which Combrink was voted in as mayor nullified. The party said it did not recognise her as mayor, and that Maphetle still held the post.

On 10 July, the ANC served court papers on 48 Tlokwe municipal councillors - 26 of them ANC councillors, 19 DA, two Freedom Front Plus, and one from the Congress of the People.

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