Judge expected to rule on Tlokwe
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Johannesburg - Judgment in an application to nullify a council meeting that unseated Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle will be handed down in the Pretoria High Court on Monday.
On Thursday, Democratic Alliance leader in the North West Chris Hattingh welcomed the possibility that the “impasse” in the Tlokwe municipality in Potchefstroom could come to an end.
“We will do everything to restore stability and respect in the Tlokwe municipality,” he said at the time.
Judgment in the case was postponed by the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday, but no date was given.
On July 2, DA councillor Annette Combrink was voted in as the new mayor for the second time since November, unseating Maphetle.
The next day, the African National Congress's North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled 14 of its councillors. They were also removed as Tlokwe councillors.
The ANC was trying to have the meeting at which Combrink was voted in as mayor nullified. The party said it did not recognise her as mayor, and that Maphetle still held the post.
On July 10, the ANC served court papers on 48 Tlokwe municipal councillors - 26 from the ANC, 19 from the DA, two from the Freedom Front Plus and one from the Congress of the People. - Sapa