ANC want councillors' ousting probed

2013-02-19 22:12

Johannesburg - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday called for an investigation after two of its councillors were unseated by opposition parties in the Imbabazane municipality in June last year.

A member of the National Freedom Party and another of the IFP were appointed to replace Mayor Phindile Strydom and Speaker Mondli Mkhize.

The KwaZulu- Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg ruled last week that Strydom and Mkhize be re-instated.

"In terms of the Municipal Systems and the Structures, only the speaker and duly appointed municipal manager can preside over a council meeting. So the meeting that brought about the regime change was declared illegal by the court," said spokesperson for the ANC in the province Bongani Mthembu.

He said those who were responsible for the turmoil should be dealt with accordingly and the salaries they received while they served in their illegal positions should be repaid.

"We urge the MEC for co-operative governance, Nomusa Dube, to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those who plunged the municipality into the state of chaos are held accountable," he said.

  • Alan Smith - 2013-02-19 22:42

    Its all falling apart for the cANCer.

      JamesMWood - 2013-02-19 23:03

      How about the ANCants repay all the money they have stolen

      Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2013-02-20 06:17

      I don't see where the DA fits in this equation.

      terry.elkington - 2013-02-20 09:12

      The cANCer is a dictatorial, power hungry monster which will stop at nothing to have it all at the expense of the people. They claim "101 years of selfless struggle" - They still refer to themselves as a movement. Why don't the cANCer start being a political party and do the job they have been elected to do - serve the people !!!!

  • Motlhatlhedi WA Mogaka - 2013-02-20 00:45

    If only anc can do the same in all municipalities especial in north west specificaly Ditsobotla. - 2013-02-20 10:02

      Why, what is happening in Ditsobotla?

  • hein.huyser - 2013-02-20 06:34

    Get used to it cANCer, you will soon lose more and more municipalities and seats in Parliament. This is but a small victory based on a technical point. The fact is that we are tired of your ways.

  • bobbyo.omar - 2013-02-20 09:56

    I don't think the anc will rule until Jesus comes.they are slowly being replaced by other parties in the municipalitys

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