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Potch votes in ANC mayor

2013-02-26 16:19

Potchefstroom - Maphetle Maphetle has been returned as mayor of the Tlokwe municipality in the North West on Tuesday.

He won by 31 votes to 21 votes for former DA mayor Annette Combrink.

As the results were announced ANC members in the council erupted into applause and cheers.

Earlier a vote of no confidence in Combrink was passed by the municipal council.

The vote and the motion of no confidence was passed by 30 votes to 22.

As Combrink left the desk at the front of the council house, Councillor David Legoete who brought the motion, gave her a mock standing ovation.

Combrink pulled a face and gave him a thumbs down sign.

Legoete brought the motion, on behalf of the ANC caucus in Tlokwe city council, to have Combrink removed from office with immediate effect.

In the motion, Legoete said Combrink was a member of the DA and as such was bound by the policies of the DA.

"The major constituents within the jurisdiction of the Tlokwe City Council voted for the ANC and, therefore, expect the executive mayor to abide by the national, provincial and local policies, and manifestos of the ANC to be implemented for purposes of service delivery to them," he submitted.

"It is [untenable] for the Tlokwe city council, which has the majority of councillors representing the ANC, [to be] led by a member of the DA in the executive."

Fighting ANC factions passed a motion of no confidence in party-aligned mayor Maphetle in November.

He was replaced by Combrink - the first DA mayor in the province - when she defeated ANC candidate Lucky Tsagae by 20 votes to 19 for the mayoral position.

Comments
  • martin.vanstaden.9 - 2013-02-26 16:22

    Democracy level: raped.

      Alien42063 - 2013-02-26 16:49

      @Simon. Just a few of the many points why Democracy is being raped: One, This entire process was illegal. The ANC did not give 10 days notice to the vote of no confidence as they should have. Two. The new Mayor, is the old Mayor who had a vote of no confidence put against him BY THE ANC. Three. This "Mayor" bought himself a R700,000 Mercedes Benz using OUR tax money while not delivering services to the poor. I am sad you don't care about them. Four. There was a court order and papers to stop this vote of no confidence, which the ANC ignored. etc etc etc

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-02-26 16:51

      Haha, how did you two manage to use the internet to come here and discuss this with the adults?

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2013-02-26 17:16

      Alien, your response is very alien. Last time i checked, the Democratic Aperthied wanted to tabulate it immediatly in parlament. However it was rejected because they did not have the majority. Now ANC tabulate it and you mention days.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-02-26 17:52

      And that Alien 4206 is why it is pointless trying to reason with these exo promptus vascilatum.

      kirchnerv - 2013-02-26 19:19

      The DA knew they only had three months and in those three months they filled important vacancies, improved road maintenance and much, much more. Probably more than the ANC led municipality did in in the whole of last year...

      D_MAN - 2013-02-27 09:11

      This just shows the ANC does not want to give up power when they are voted out fairly. I will tell you now those ANC members that voted against the ANC mayor were pulled aside and threatend, so much for democracy. It also shows that the only thing the ANC care about is keeping there expensive cars, fat salaries and big houses. This just shows the ANC does not believe in democracy or understand it. If they were a party for the ppl they would've let this go. Combrink turned down the expensive car for her Volkswagon to save money. But of course the ANC doe not believe in saving money let alone spell the word. Tlokwe City ANC voters don't go destroying stuff when there is no service delivery.

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-02-26 16:27

    no comment

      john.cryink - 2013-02-26 17:39

      Comment mophethe when asked a question how can a disease (cANCer) govern a country?

  • erns.kleynhans.3 - 2013-02-26 16:33

    Clowns rule!

  • Wonderkind - 2013-02-26 16:34

    Your comment is 'no comment'? What an idiot

      tmbristow - 2013-02-26 17:37

      You're *

      Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-02-26 18:06

      You are. That's a great song by Pearl Jam. In fact, come let's sing it. This broken wheel is coming undone And the roads exploding...

  • Albertus Viljoen - 2013-02-26 16:35

    Well done everyone, on what democratic basis is this a victory for anyone in this country? How do you motion a vote of no confidence when everyone can see an immediate improvement and implementation of services. Power is an ugly thing. Please indulge, you will be consumed by it.

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 16:46

      Why not, DA did not win Tlokwe, it was handed to them though briefly by ANC in fighting prior to Mangaung, so ANC has taken back what belongs to them. DA must campaign and win next elections

      Holdanigono - 2013-02-26 17:01

      They took it back replacing the mayor they voted out in the first place. Does that not seem like a bunch of idiots to you bophelo? How can you reinstate someone you gave a motion of no confidence to in the first place? That is really stupid. I would be very embarrassed if I were in the ANC.

      Ronald - 2013-02-26 17:04

      Bophelo, you have just touched on the biggest problem in SA, "so ANC has taken back what belongs to them". No council, province or country "belongs" to the ANC, it belongs to the PEOPLE of South Africa. The fact that the ANC sees the country as their property instead of them GOVERNING it for the people is the reason the people get so little, and have no hope of gaining more if not politically connected. The day the common voter gets that message the fight will be won, with only the voters being the winners and the government their employees. At present the ANC sees themselves as your boss and you the quite willing slave to be milked of whatever you can earn for them.

      Tony Bakkie - 2013-02-26 17:21

      @Ronald. Spot on. Unfortunately the sheeple are too uneducated to see it

      SJ - 2013-02-26 17:22

      Clearly this is based on race, power and greed....o ja stupidity.

      Jacques Du Plessis - 2013-02-26 18:44

      Bophela, the sheep just slowly everyday go to the slaughter, thats what the Anc does, destroys everything

  • Nettie Potgieter - 2013-02-26 16:36

    I wander who in the ANC is going to shoot him?

      Holdanigono - 2013-02-26 17:01

      wonder

      JamesMWood - 2013-02-26 23:07

      I was thinking the exact same thing, shouldn't be too long though, its a fancy merc up for grabs!

  • Suka - 2013-02-26 16:36

    Disgusting. This Just proves the ANC dont give a rats ass about service delivery, they only care about their "comrades" and maintaining power. I guess they were so happy because they could get away with more corruption! Maphetle Maphetle will be getting his custom designed Merc after all!

  • Wende Tutubalang Wa Mamusa - 2013-02-26 16:41

    At least I can now die in peace because the anc is in charge again that municipality

      christog3 - 2013-02-26 16:58

      Rather pieces

      Ronald - 2013-02-26 17:13

      Wow, not much happening in your life if this was the defining moment for you to die in peace. It will be fun to see how this watershed moment of yours affects the people that have to live under and are dependent on this ANC led council. I mean the mayor now re-elected's last priority before being fired was to order a R700 000 car, for heaven's sake, and screw the service delivery. The only delivery he was concerned about was to him and his back pocket!

      denis.dendrinos - 2013-02-26 17:16

      ja! thank goodness! I mean who the hell wants better run municipality, less or no corruption, actual service delivery that benefits all and uses tax as it's supposed to be and for what it's meant! That would indeed be a nightmare!

      justin.sly.77 - 2013-02-26 17:46

      I see your a cANCer employee. Yip, typical comment, not at all worried about the people of Tlokwe getting services or housing, just worried that your corrupt comrades are in power. This is the feeling of almost every cANCer cadre. One day the people of this country are going to realise that all you people care about are milking the local government of as much bling as possible. Shame.

      Jacques Du Plessis - 2013-02-26 18:45

      Stupid statement, if you think the ANC is doing good, then you really are fooled

      Reginald_Jeeves - 2013-02-26 19:44

      Wende, your statement reminds me of the sort of statement one would expect from someone who is mentally handicapped. Apartheid does not exist anymore, Wende. You can relax. As terrible as it was that black people could not vote or have R250 000 000 state sponsored houses back in the bad old days, it is now over. Those days will never return. You now have to use your head and see incompetence for what it is and root it out where you find it. And if that means voting for someone of a different race, then so be it. You do not discriminate against people based on the colour of their skin, do you? Do you, Wende?

      ChasePotch - 2013-02-26 20:09

      Yeah and the corruption goes on!!

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-02-26 21:37

      By all means please die, you won't be missed

      ari.potah - 2013-02-27 07:28

      may it be soon . . .

  • John Smith - 2013-02-26 16:42

    The useless incompetent royalty returns to rule, may the mob take his shoes and dump his person at the doorstep of the ANC offices.

  • ari.potah - 2013-02-26 16:43

    What did anyone expect? These buffoons have the mental grasp of procedure equal to that of kindergarten children. Tribalism rules. You can take them out of the bush, but you can't take the bush out of them.

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 16:59

      Shame why resort to racist insults, ANC took back a municipality they won fairly at the ballot

      Tony Bakkie - 2013-02-26 17:24

      bophelo.malapela troll. I don't see any racist comment. If the shoe fits.....

      Jacques Du Plessis - 2013-02-26 18:47

      Bophelo, just remember the service delivery protests when you vote, oh wait, you dont care, as long as ANC is in power they can burn it to the ground, clever thinking

      Yanga Maroloma - 2013-02-26 19:51

      Ja right Potman! Tsafendas may have killed Verwoed, but he ddnt kill his ideas!

  • marcogburger - 2013-02-26 16:44

    a vote of no confidence in November"he is booted" helloooo now he is back! WTF a damn circus and the gravy train continues.

      Jacques Du Plessis - 2013-02-26 18:48

      ANC is to blame for everything since 94, you voted for change that never happened and blame the whites, typical

  • cecil.wright.142 - 2013-02-26 16:45

    You can now kiss Potch goodbye. I am sure that the new car, new home and furniture has already been picked out, not to mention the massive increase in salary. I am also sure the next thing on the agenda will be an overseas trip just to spend the money and bankrupt the town town . Keep it in the ANC fold

  • Mike Richards - 2013-02-26 16:53

    Anyone find it strange that the total voters of the original vote cast that got Annette in was 39 (19 For Maphetle and 20 for Annette) and all of a sudden the new vote has a total of 52 (30 for Maphetle and 22 for Annette) so where did the extra voters come from? Recent cadre deployments? Free fried chicken and a T-shirt for showing up??? something very fishy here...

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2013-02-26 17:12

      hahaha Mike did you miss the part which stated that some of the ANC members were already left when COmbrick was voted in

      Ronald - 2013-02-26 17:27

      the ANC idiots in council followed the correct procedure by putting it on notice that at the next meeting a vote of no confidence would be tabled. Subsequently only enough members arrived to form a quorum, but not enough to vote in a new ANC mayor. That is where the stupid part came in and just seemed to snowball and still hasn't stopped.

  • christog3 - 2013-02-26 16:55

    Back to the black hole called the cANCer

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-02-26 16:58

    The unfortunate situation SA finds itself in, the majority consists of brainless morons that will keep on voting for a party incapable of adding value to the country..

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 17:06

      Judging by the racist comments by whites on this forum, u have to question the logic of any black person ala LindiweMazibuko, musimaimane and others voting with he right wing DA. What all these clever and informed people fail to acknowledge and feel entitled to is that DA never won TLokwe so ANC realizing that they acted stupidly in voting out their own mayor and some even voted for DA mayor sought to change this aberration and now order has been restored. DA wants Tlokwe they must campaign and win at the ballot

      francoisjacques.malan - 2013-02-26 17:13

      The majority of SA don't want to go to school and don't want to work! They like to be poor and hungry! We can't force progress onto ppl that wants to be left behind.

      Shane Kelly - 2013-02-26 17:14

      @ bophelo make sure you guys don't go on strike again over service delivery because thats when i gonna laugh like crazy.

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 17:18

      @Ronald take a deep breath and pull yourself towards yourself. Until November 2012 Tlokwe was governed by ANC, their councillors then removed their own mayor and in the process helped vote a DA member as mayor, they immediately sought to reverse this error and today that's what happened I don't know why you people are making noise, DA wants to govern Tlokwe they must win at the ballot

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 17:19

      It's better than give a hard won municipality to the opposition

      bophelo.malapela - 2013-02-26 17:23

      @shane u r not God you don't tell us when to strike or not to strike this hard won democracy allows us to strike but DA is not messiah

  • Shane Kelly - 2013-02-26 16:59

    Bunch of bloody clowns, my 4 year old could do a better job.

      Shane Kelly - 2013-02-26 17:10

      wanna bet boet she will show you and your party a thing or two.

      Shane Kelly - 2013-02-26 17:18

      @ yandisa gees you can write a whole sentence.

      Shane Kelly - 2013-02-26 17:30

      @ bophelo hey boet go f##k your self i didn't say i was God you f##k head

      ChasePotch - 2013-02-26 20:49

      Yandisa Rwaai maybe you should go back to kindergarten, it is spelled one word idiot!

  • erns.kleynhans.3 - 2013-02-26 17:02

    Just go ahead and starve. That's what you want, that's what you'll get. Sorry boet, no brain, no pain!.... and the circus continues. The super amused and hungry crowd looking forward to see how their stars bugger up an already buggered up municipality. This country is one f*cking big joke!

  • Alicia Morison - 2013-02-26 17:02

    Now we will probably have no water for the rest of the week....

  • Visser Jooste - 2013-02-26 17:03

    Been to the zoo lately?

      Visser Jooste - 2013-02-26 17:59

      Pale pink? How original! No need to make a point, you fill in the blank.

      ChasePotch - 2013-02-26 20:13

      Listen bophelo.malapela you f%^%$ idiot child why must all white people be pink!??? We are f%^$%^ white, not pink!! Don't make me start throwing racists comments around, you will f%^$^% loose.

  • christog3 - 2013-02-26 17:04

    Combrink achieved alot more in her brief stint than all the useless anc cadres together in that municipality

  • boitumelo.matshediso.98 - 2013-02-26 17:06

    There's no need for the DA to cry fowl as it was never theirs to run.He who kill by the sword,shall die by the sword.Congratulations to the DA for putting test to our constitutional democracy and may they continue to do just that.Let them continue with the one pending nationally,yes go for it DA.

  • Stinky Spice - 2013-02-26 17:07

    How is it possible to vote in a mayor that you've just voted out. Absurd! Good luck to you.

  • erns.kleynhans.3 - 2013-02-26 17:09

    Just released: the sequel to Godfather III called "Zumavillia". The movie comes with an all star cast including: Zooma, Selebi, Mtetwa, Duduvo, etc, etc. Obviously Zooma playing the lead role as the super mobster boss.

      Xoli Mbambo - 2013-02-26 17:33

      Dont forget O.P

  • Keodutsi Joseph - 2013-02-26 17:10

    I remember O. R Tambo once said as long as ANC live, ANC will Lead...!

      Suka - 2013-02-26 17:16

      Sounds like dictatorship to me.

      Yandisa Mtanyana - 2013-02-26 17:32

      I bet that would be the 1st statement he'd want to take back if he'd come back, his ANC led hometown is a mess, his monument was a moneymaking scheme. So yeah u guys play with the freedom given to us by our caring fathers. Using their words against the people they fought for. Guess someday we won't we will win as losers and this time it will be real.

      Visser Jooste - 2013-02-26 17:50

      He probably meant lead the country not lead corruption!

  • justin.judson - 2013-02-26 17:11

    SA is a complete joke!! Its pretty much becoming like the majority of other african countries! Dictators, crime, poverty, corruption!! I read the SA news as its like reading a good thriller!! Hope the country can sort itself out one day, but even that hope will be a long long long time from now!

  • Tello Moleko - 2013-02-26 17:11

    jooste me i was at the butchery,what did u see at the zoo jooste?

      Visser Jooste - 2013-02-26 17:47

      ANC campaigning!

  • Tommo Too - 2013-02-26 17:13

    So the ANC get to hide all their corruption before the DA could uncover it. No wonder they are acting so quickly.

  • Wonderkind - 2013-02-26 17:15

    Hahaha! Suka it's 'you are' or 'you're' not your! Maybe you and Abner over here are a match made in heaven? I honestly encourage this, get each other's details on facebook or whatever and meet up and protest about service delivery together! Two idiots of the same calibre is hard to find nowadays, except if you're in the anc cabinet of course. Or an anc supporter even

      Suka - 2013-02-26 17:27

      no comment

  • Agent - 2013-02-26 17:16

    Ok now they can take over and stuff up further whateveer the DA has tried to rectify. I find the ANC worse than Mogabe.

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2013-02-26 17:20

    funny how SA is a complete circus when there's a vote of no confidence in a white DA mayor, but when there's a vote of no confidence in an ANC and SA president, all is well and good. Sour grapes and bitterness is all there is.

      Pierre Gerber - 2013-02-26 18:30

      Yes dude, because the questionable actions of the ANC mayor and SA president should force you to think why R250000000 is need on 1 House, R700000 car needed, opposing ANC members murdered, etc. While the DA mayor no bad press or court cases hanging over her head, but still gets voted out. It was just a numbers game and vote was needed to cover up bad service delivery, latest water sabotage in our town and corruption by those members that just voted. You need a reality check my friend!

      Reginald_Jeeves - 2013-02-26 19:24

      I bet you the DA mayor has achieved more in three months than your ANC twit will in three years.

  • SJ - 2013-02-26 17:20

    I bet his first task was to get his fancy new car ready for use. Potch do not deserve this oke nor his party.

  • Strider - 2013-02-26 17:21

    Ah, looks like the best move is to get out of this country. Can't be subjected to this ludacris government and their supporters. They are literally the worst thing that has happened to this country!

  • Isaac Digomo - 2013-02-26 17:24

    Were we not supposed to be conducting presidential elections where we vote for an individual and not a Party which willy-nilly imposes incompetent leaders on us.

  • Strider - 2013-02-26 17:25

    And interesting fact, combrink won 20 votes to 19, but the cANCer a**hole won 31 votes to 21....where did that extra support all of a sudden come from?!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-02-26 17:26

    You cannot save this country until it has been totally destroyed by the ANC dictatorship.

  • justin.sly.77 - 2013-02-26 17:40

    I am very happy this has happened. Give the cANCer enough rope to hang themselves, and yes, we know they will. If the poor people of Tlokwe then re-elect the cANCer in, then they must reap what they sow.

  • Patrick Saunders - 2013-02-26 18:10

    i think the anc neglected to tell the tlokwe electorate that theft, nepotism, corruption and non-delivery of services were part of the mandate when they voted in the anc. Maybe next time they'll be smarter. Probably not.

  • Pierre Gerber - 2013-02-26 18:23

    The story behind the story! Water supply is sabotaged in order to promote a level of no confidence. Who did not do their work? ANC loyalists or DA loyalists. ANC keep your voters uneducated and drive fear in them, i.e. MEC questioned for murder. How can we be proud of a country like this? Where are the love, honour, respect and good honest hard work? The minority see through the BS while the majority lives in it and are happy and satisfied. What!?

  • Visser Jooste - 2013-02-26 18:31

    The question now arises if there is any truth in the allegation by a councillor that the ANC members were forced by the ANC to vote for him? You call that 'democracy'?

  • riaan.barnard.737 - 2013-02-26 18:39

    Well done. They dont know that they dont know.....

  • Giancarlo Groenewald - 2013-02-26 18:47

    Hey if they don't want change then leave it. There's no use of fighting over power when the people that voted the DA out of the position want nothing to improve their way of living. In layman's terms if it's broke and the people force you not to fix it then leave it, let them suffer it's the only way people will learn.

  • bcluley - 2013-02-26 19:04

    More corrupt thieves to screw up everything

  • foxiloxi - 2013-02-26 19:21

    How frightening that the ANC would rather have a corrupt mayor than one from the DA!!! They would rather have a failing, inefficient city than a working one!! Scary!!! If this is not an indication of a banana republic, then I just don't know??!!!

      Reginald_Jeeves - 2013-02-26 19:28

      Yup, well said. A bsolutely N o C ompetence. A bsolutely N o C leverness. A bsolutely N o C omprehension. A nother N o-good C rony.

      Reginald_Jeeves - 2013-02-26 20:53

      Nah, I'll stay and do what the ANC (when they still had some semblance of respectability) did. Fight the criminality, the stupidity and the idiots until justice prevails and I can be proud of my country again.

  • kevin.kramer111 - 2013-02-26 19:33

    Thee new Meyer, weel shawtlee introduce mor steeling, mor thieving, mor co rup shen...viva ANC...viva...

      herman.letlalo - 2013-02-26 20:43

      its idiots like you that make me always think we should only change our vote once we got an opposition we can identify with

  • rory.n.price - 2013-02-26 19:38

    Another town being run to ruin by incompetent morons

  • rory.n.price - 2013-02-26 19:45

    They will take the Cape as well by the bus load, if they can't they will try change the constitution to bring all under one umbrella, they are useless incompetent and live only to line their own pockets, even if voted out, they will never give up power because the whole lot will land up on prison for corruption

  • Sc1pio - 2013-02-26 19:59

    Funny when black people say 'don't like how we run the country you're welcome to leave'. My question is... Why didn't you leave the country during apartheid? Or did you like it back then. Don't be a moron. It's our country too. We ain't leaving

  • Kuno Tschumi - 2013-02-26 20:06

    wow first he was voted out because there was no confidence and now the same morons bring him back. well if this is not a bunch of sheep blaaaaaaing i dont know. well at the end you deserve what you voted for. at least he can get his merc out of storage and show it off to the ones living in shacks. a total disgrace to this beautiful country.

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-02-26 20:08

    @ Jub Guy, "people of your kind" WTF? People of YOUR kind of thinking should perhaps take a long walk off a short piers. Facts dont lie, statistics dont lie. Show me one successful province run by the cANCer? Show me ONE municipality, that can account for all their money? Have a look at the history over the past 18yrs, u honestly want to look me in the eye and say you are happy where things are, and where they heading?

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-02-26 20:09

    "satanic thinking" wtf?!?!?!