Johannesburg - The ANC faction in the Dr Ruth Mompati District Municipality in Vryburg, North West has vowed to defy a High Court order to reinstate its executive mayor, Boitumelo Mahlangu, after she was placed on special leave last month.
It is understood that the Speaker, Lerato Maogwe, has called for an urgent council meeting to discuss the outcome of the court ruling.
Maogwe told the media last week that the acting Municipal Mayor Kgalalelo Sereko would continue in her position until a full council meeting had sat to discuss the ruling.
Mahlangu was placed on special leave on July 19 at a full council meeting, following fierce battles within the ANC in the District Council between those linked to former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo and those against him.
She approached the North West High Court on an urgent basis last week arguing that her placement on special leave was irregular and unlawful.