DA retains North West municipality

2013-01-30 15:28

Johannesburg - The DA will continue to run the Tlokwe municipality for another month, it said on Wednesday.

"While a motion for the removal of the mayor was tabled by the ANC, this will only be discussed in February," Democratic Alliance MP Juanita Terblanche said in a statement on a special council meeting on Tuesday.

"It is apparent that divisions in the ANC remain deep and could assist the continuation of quality governance in Tlokwe beyond next month as well," she said.

In the meantime, the council would investigate R267m in alleged irregular expenditure by the previous ANC administration in the past three years.

"A motion to completely open tender processes to public scrutiny in Tlokwe was tabled by the DA in yesterday’s council meeting," she said.

The ANC was not immediately available for comment.

Earlier this month, the ANC in the North West said it would not rest until it reclaimed the leadership of Tlokwe.

In November, warring factions in the ANC passed a motion of no confidence in ANC Mayor Maphetle Maphetle, who was replaced by the DA's Annette Combrink.

At the time, the ANC, which wanted Maphetle reinstated, said it hoped Combrink's appointment could be found to be invalid, as she had accepted her nomination via SMS.

ANC North West spokesperson Kenny Morolong said the ANC in the province would continue to examine all legal processes relating to the matter.

  • CarlaVittoriSpeaks - 2013-01-30 15:34

    How petty can the ANC be?

      david.luis.9822924 - 2013-01-30 18:03

      It is not so much about being petty (which they are) as much as it is about the corruption and what they can steal while they are in power. They are very concerned now that the DA will investigate the R267M theft (AKA irrgular spending)

  • markus.ippy - 2013-01-30 15:43

    Come DA open Pandora's box of ANC tenders ...

  • phillys.winterbottom - 2013-01-30 15:50

    its not actually that hard to do better than the cANCer in running a municipality, simply arrive for work and put in at least 10minutes in the day, which would be a 100% improvement on what the lazy entitled "stupids" do. Note how no effort is put into delivering services to the electorate, but watch the Tlokwe cANCer exzert themselves to try oust the DA, unbelievable. And well done to the DA with their small window of governance to (easily) uncover huge corruption and theft by these scum!!!!!

  • simon.pearce.790 - 2013-01-30 15:57

    Maybe the NW will get to like it.

  • leigh.palmer.16 - 2013-01-30 15:58

    Yippee. Another corrupt ANC municipality bites the dust. The only reason they want the mayor out is so that the corruption stays buried. Nothing about actually serving the people or good governance.

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-01-30 16:03

    Expose them as corrupt ,fire them after court cases ,make it difficult from whos left to get re elected.

      Klaus - 2013-02-12 19:01

      a criminal record is a prerequsit to be a member of cANCer, without it your not one of the comrades Check South African Parliament ?

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2013-01-30 16:11

    ... if this was a RTS game, the DA would soon own the whole board...

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2013-01-30 16:14

    ANC shouldn't examining available legal process to fight this move,rather they should be investigating the R267million spent on irregular expenditure. People of Tlokwe deserve transparency and accountability from the Manucipality they live under.

  • judith.p.miller.7 - 2013-01-30 16:33

    This is so funny. ANC not confident in its own mayor, then appoint the opposition, opposition takes opportunity to reveal ANC corruption. Eish!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-30 16:52

    it should stay in the hands of the DA

  • lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-30 16:56

    So what happened? Who invited the clever white tannie to the party? It's a gold nugget feeling watching the ANCorruption getting it's ass kicked! Poor ass - must be quite sore by now!

  • seun.mogotji - 2013-02-02 19:27

    Yippee. Another corrupt ANC municipality bites the dust. The only reason they want the mayor out is so that the corruption stays buried. Nothing about actually serving the people or good governance.

  • william.rundle.3 - 2013-02-09 22:51

    They accept appologies from councillors by email, phone and sms when they cannot make meetings, as an emergency measure.That is the ANC, why should it not be an acceptable form of communication for all!

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