374 Maphetle Maphetle( middle) the new mayor of Tlokwe Manucipality in Potchefstroom . He was voted back into office after a motion of no confidence was passed on the DA mayor and sghe was ultimately voted out. 260213 Picture: Boxer Ngwenya
374 Maphetle Maphetle( middle) the new mayor of Tlokwe Manucipality in Potchefstroom . He was voted back into office after a motion of no confidence was passed on the DA mayor and sghe was ultimately voted out. 260213 Picture: Boxer Ngwenya

ANC goes to court over Tlokwe

By Time of article published Jul 23, 2013

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Johannesburg - The Pretoria High Court will hear an application by the African National Congress on Tuesday to have the unseating of its Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle declared invalid.

The ANC wanted a council meeting that saw Democratic Alliance councillor Annette Combrink voted in as mayor nullified.

The ANC did not recognise Combrink as mayor and said Maphetle still held the post.

On July 2, Combrink was voted in as the new mayor for the second time since November, unseating Maphetle.

The next day the ANC's North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled 14 of its councillors who voted to unseat Maphetle. They were also removed as Tlokwe councillors.

On July 10, the ANC served court papers on 48 Tlokwe municipal councillors.

The documents were served on 26 ANC councillors, 19 DA councillors, two Freedom Front Plus councillors, and one councillor from the Congress of the People. - Sapa

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