City of Cape Town to probe councillors over 'Zuma must fall' banner removal

2016-01-19 15:43
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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town will investigate if any of its councillors were involved in illegally taking down the "Zuma Must Fall" banner over the weekend.

The huge banner went up on the side of a building in the Cape Town CBD on Friday and was taken down by a group of mostly ANC supporters on Saturday.

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City of Cape Town Speaker Dirk Smit said in a statement on Tuesday that he would begin an investigation into the conduct of councillors alleged to have been involved in the incident.

"If it is found that the councillors were in breach of the code of conduct that councillors must adhere to, they will appear before the committee. In addition to this, if they were found to be involved in any illegal act or acts, the matter will be referred to the South African Police Service," he said.

He added that the banner itself had not complied with the City of Cape Town's outdoor advertising and signage by-law and that the matter had been handed over for prosecution.

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