Tlokwe meeting cut short - report

2013-10-26 12:32
(Linda de Beer, Beeld)

(Linda de Beer, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The speaker of the Tlokwe municipality in the North West had to stop a council meeting after the opposition, led by the DA, staged a walk-out, Beeld reported on Saturday.

ANC Tlokwe Chief Whip Dakota Legoete said the meeting was halted on Friday after the opposition walked out and there was no longer a quorum.

Legoete told the publication the opposition used a dispute about the municipal manager to end the meeting because they wanted to prevent a motion of no confidence in Democratic Alliance Mayor Annette Combrink.

DA Tlokwe Whip Neels Coetzer said there was no need to stop the meeting simply because there was a difference on an issue.

"We could have continued with the other issues. We did not take a decision on the municipal manager because we were unsure about certain legal issues," Coetzer was quoted as saying.

Former ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle was unseated twice when ANC councillors voted with the opposition to replace him with Combrink, first in November last year and again in July.

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