Former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle (background) is seen with the current new mayor Annette Combrink foreground at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, 23 July 2013. The African National Congress has filed court papers in a bid to nullify a meeting that saw Combrink, a Democratic Alliance councillor, voted in as mayor.The ANC did not recognise Combrink as mayor and said that Maphetle still held the post. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA
Former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle (background) is seen with the current new mayor Annette Combrink foreground at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, 23 July 2013. The African National Congress has filed court papers in a bid to nullify a meeting that saw Combrink, a Democratic Alliance councillor, voted in as mayor.The ANC did not recognise Combrink as mayor and said that Maphetle still held the post. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

ANC vows to win Tlokwe

By SAPA Time of article published Aug 2, 2013

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Rustenburg - The ANC in the North West vowed on Friday to pull out all the stops to win the forthcoming by-elections in Tlokwe municipality and elsewhere in the province.

“(We) continue to intensify our efforts to mobilise members and support in Tlokwe for the forthcoming by-elections,” said party spokesman Ishmael Mnisi.

“In other regions the African National Congress is content that we will emerge victorious as well.”

Tlokwe's ANC mayor Maphetle Maphetle has been unseated twice when ANC councillors voted with the opposition to replace him with Democratic Alliance councillor Annette Combrink.

The ANC's North West provincial disciplinary committee expelled the councillors concerned, resulting in them losing their seats.

Mnisi said Tlokwe municipality was one of the eight municipalities where the ANC intended winning by an overwhelming majority. The elections would take place on August 7.

“The people of the North West know the good work the ANC does to better their lives. Our people will vindicate us next week and moving forward by ensuring our overwhelming victory during these by-elections.”

Sapa

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