310713. Potchefstroom in North West. Democratic Alliance Mayor of Tlokwe Annette Combrink addressing the media outside Dan Tloome Civic Centre. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko.
310713. Potchefstroom in North West. Democratic Alliance Mayor of Tlokwe Annette Combrink addressing the media outside Dan Tloome Civic Centre. Picture: Dumisani Sibeko.

DA’s Tlokwe mayor starts work

By SAPA Time of article published Aug 1, 2013

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Potchefstroom - Tlokwe's DA mayor Annette Combrink was granted access to the municipality's office and was working on Thursday, after the ANC refused to vacate it earlier in the week.

“She was at the office by 9am,” Democratic Alliance North West leader Chris Hattingh said.

When Combrink arrived at the door, ousted African National Congress mayor Maphetle Maphetle gave her advice.

“Today in the morning, Maphetle gave her a lot of advice before she went into the office. She is in the office working,” said Hattingh.

On Wednesday, the ANC said it would vacate the office after initially refusing and saying it planned to appeal an earlier court ruling ordering it to do so. The party intended reclaiming its majority in the upcoming by-elections.

Maphetle has been unseated twice, the first time in November, then again in July. The ANC's North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled 14 of its councillors following the second unseating.

Sapa

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