Birthday party politics: Western Cape legislature speaker accused of violating School Act

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Western Cape Provincial legislature speaker Masizole  Mnqasela celebrates his 40th birthday.
Western Cape Provincial legislature speaker Masizole Mnqasela celebrates his 40th birthday.
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Western Cape legislature Speaker Masizole Mnqasela has landed himself in hot water after he visited a school in the Overberg area, celebrating his 40th birthday bash.

Mnqasela apparently visited the Hawston Primary School with a contingency of DA members, handing out shoes, and brought along a birthday cake which was decorated in DA colours, a direct violation of the South African Schools Act.

ANC Overberg secretary Derrick Appel said: "We have nothing against handing out shoes, but we are outraged that the DA violated the Schools Act. This was a blatant violation of the law by the Speaker, who should have known better than to take party politics into a primary school. The Speaker should hang his head in shame." 

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