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

Tlokwe needs manager: Scopa

By SAPA Time of article published Jul 25, 2013

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Johannesburg - The absence of a Tlokwe municipal manager must be resolved quickly because this is affecting services, the standing committee on provincial public accounts said on Thursday.

“If there is no municipal manager there can be no accountability,” committee chairman Hlomane Chauke said in a statement.

“Officials can take the law into their own hands and loot state resources.”

On July 2, a letter was sent to the mayor's office from local government MEC Manketsi Tlhape about the removal of Gladstone Moumakwe as acting municipal manager. According to the letter Moumakwe should not continue with any duties relating to the municipal manager’s office.

Chauke also said the dispute over who Tlokwe's mayor is needed to be resolved. This followed the unseating, for a second time, of Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle earlier this month.

African National Congress councillors voted with the Democratic Alliance to unseat Maphetle. On July 2, DA councillor Annette Combrink was voted in as the new mayor, for the second time since November.

The ANC lodged an application in the High Court in Pretoria to have Maphetle's ousting declared invalid. - Sapa

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