DA wants officials' conduct probed

2013-06-10 16:55
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Johannesburg - The DA on Monday called for the investigation of five Govan Mbeki municipal officials due to appear in court this week on charges of assault.

"The code of conduct for council officials requires that any official be investigated if found to have brought the council into disrepute. Their conduct warrants an investigation," said DA spokesperson Tania Baker.

The municipality, situated in Secunda, includes the towns of Bethal, Evander, Kinross, and Leandra.

The five officials are Philisiwe Nzama, Hilda Mahlangu, Elias Sibande, Thandiwe Zulu, and speaker Cyril Gwiji.

They are expected to appear in the Secunda Magistrate's Court again on Thursday.

They are all out on R500 bail each.

The group allegedly assaulted organisers of a service delivery protest the night before it was supposed to take place on 23 May in Embalenhle township, and as a result prevented it from going ahead, said Baker.

"We will table a motion calling on council to resolve to establish a special committee to investigate the councillors' actions. We will call for the committee to make a finding on any breaches and recommend the appropriate action," Baker said.

Municipality spokesperson Benzi Soko was not immediately available for comment.

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