ANC revokes Tlokwe chief whip suspension

2013-03-23 19:01

Johannesburg - The ANC's North West provincial executive committee (PEC) has decided to revoke its decision to suspend the membership of David Kham, chief whip of the Tlokwe municipality, it said on Saturday.

"The PEC resolved to rescind its decision to temporarily suspend the membership of comrade David Kham. This decision was taken in the aftermath of NEC resolutions on the Tlokwe matter," said acting provincial secretary Gordon Kegakilwe.

"The PEC further resolved to expedite the process of the resignation of comrade Kham as the whip of the Tlokwe local municipality, a PEC decision endorsed by the NEC [national executive committee]."

The decision to rescind Kham's suspension was taken by the PEC at a special meeting held in Mafikeng on Thursday.

Last year the PEC decided to disband the ANC Ngaka Modiri Molema regional executive committee (REC) by suspending Mataboge and Tlokwe municipality council chief whip Kham.

Last month the NEC visited the province and took a decision that Maphetle Maphetle should be re-instated as mayor of Tlokwe municipality.

Vote of no confidence

Fighting ANC factions had passed a motion of no confidence in Maphetle in November. He was replaced by Annette Combrink - the first DA mayor in the province.

But following the NEC decision, Maphetle reclaimed his seat as mayor in February after he won by 31 votes to 21.

The municipal council passed a vote of no confidence in Combrink before the voting took place.

In other matters discussed at the Thursday meeting, three PEC members resigned following their election to the ANC NEC during the elective conference held in Mangaung in December.

These were Philly Mapulane, Pinki Mokoto and Pinki Moloi.

Kegakilwe said the PEC had filled the vacancies with Ntombi Koloti, Suzan Tsebe and Fenny Motladiile.

Ready for by-election

"These replacements are subject to ratification of the provincial general council whose date will be decided by the next PEC," he said.

At its next meeting, the provincial working committee (PWC) would also appoint the acting provincial treasurer after consultation with the NEC.

Three members of the Mahikeng Local Municipality who were removed by mayor Lenah Miga were reinstated with immediate effect.

The PEC said the decision by the mayor was taken without proper consultation of the PEC.

The ANC said it was ready to contest the by-election to be held in ward nine in Rusternburg and ward 14 in Tshwaing.

  • Tersia Louw - 2013-03-23 19:33

    On what grounds was a motion of no confidence brought in against Annette Combrink?

      Peter Zylstra - 2013-03-23 19:52

      She is white and a DP member!

      Johann K├╝hne - 2013-03-23 19:57

      There were no grounds. They're just petty and can't stand to loose one of their money sinks to a capable woman who did more in the short period of time as meyor than the ANC did in 19 years.

      Sithembiso Mayisela - 2013-03-23 20:14 offense to your oppinion but i just want to know what is it that she did? The one thing i recognised is the water crisis, not to say it was her fault but it did not happen with previous mayors.

      Chibuli - 2013-03-23 21:28

      Simple... racism!

      Karl Klopjag - 2013-03-24 09:09

      You don't need any grounds. Simply table a motion and then a vote is taken. It's merely a procedural move rather than substantive.

      Motlalepula Matshwe - 2013-03-24 13:44

      Tlokwe is an ANC municipality could not be governed by DA that's what majority of the electorates want.

      Alan Kennedy - 2013-03-24 13:56

      cANCer didn't like Potchefstroom - they give you Tlokwe ... now go and vote for them again, like good useful idiots -

  • Sparks Majola - 2013-03-23 19:33

    i think the anc deserve wateva is cmnin their way dey lied 2 us its enaf cm next lection wil c rotten anc...

  • Simon Ramapuputla - 2013-03-23 21:01

    Tersia, the majority of tlokwe selected ANC to govern, so how do u expect the mayor be from the opposition? She did nothing wrong i agree, but it was not a DA's sit

      Xavier7034 - 2013-03-23 21:11

      Not the DA's "sit" ...... but it WAS the ANC's "s*it.....

  • Gift Mpho Letsoalo - 2013-03-23 21:34

    thy are busy making moves in the anc instead of prioritising government.

  • Lucky Luke - 2013-03-24 11:04

    given the apparent inability to get their little political act together i would take a bet that the running of the municipality is not going to be any more professional or competent, based on last 6 months and on personal observation and assessment.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-24 11:12

    Once a comrade, always a comrade.

  • Hein Huyser - 2013-03-24 17:46

    We need to remove the curse of the anc at the next elections. They disfespect democracy in all of its forms

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