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The convicted child rapist mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, is going nowhere, and neither is his deputy, Werner Meshoa, a convicted fraudster who also lost his job as teacher after being found guilty of sexual misconduct with a pupil.

The convicted child rapist mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, is going nowhere, and neither is his deputy, Werner Meshoa, a convicted fraudster who also lost his job as teacher after being found guilty of sexual misconduct with a pupil. | gerbjan

The convicted child rapist mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, is going nowhere, and neither is his deputy, Werner Meshoa, a convicted fraudster who also lost his job as teacher after being found guilty of sexual misconduct with a pupil.

After News24 reported on their election despite their convictions, several organisations against gender-based violence expressed their concern and called for Donson's removal, and the ANC, who entered into a coalition with Icosa in Kannaland, announced it would review this agreement.

PODCAST |Ballot Box: Why is local government so bad?The Commission for Gender Equality also announced it would investigate Donson's re-election."The sudden negative media coverage is a well-orchestrated agenda to diminish the good work done by Icosa for the community of Kannaland and to impugn the constitutional rights of the community to elect public officials of their choice," read a statement from its provincial chairperson, Dawid Kamfer.

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The two convicts' party, the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa), of which Donson is the leader and Meshoa the national chairperson, came out in strong support of its leader, slamming media coverage after they were elected to their council positions last week.Competitions EDITORIALS ","category_class":"child-of-news","time_ago":"46 mins ago","premium":true,"gallery":false,"excerpt":"Luthuli House staff probably didn\u2019t believe that their own organisation would impoverish them.CAPE TOWN - The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) said that it wants to determine how a convicted child rapist was able to stand for election despite his conviction.The child rapist is again donning mayoral chains — an insult to his victim, community and SA’s fight against GBV Editorial 21 November 2021 - 18:12 As the country prepares to commemorate 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children, a now 32-year-old woman may have seen a picture of the man who raped her 17 years ago adorned in mayoral chains as he was again pronounced mayor of the Western Cape’s Kannaland municipality.

After News24 reported on their election despite their convictions, several organisations against gender-based violence expressed their concern and called for Donson's removal, and the ANC, who entered into a coalition with Icosa in Kannaland, announced it would review this agreement. PODCAST | Ballot Box: Why is local government so bad? The Commission for Gender Equality also announced it would investigate Donson's re-election.","format":false,"media":"","oovvuu":"","oovvuu_div":"","external_link_url":""},{"id":2912998,"name":"Daily Lotto results: Sunday, 21 November 2021","permalink":"https:\/\/www. "The sudden negative media coverage is a well-orchestrated agenda to diminish the good work done by Icosa for the community of Kannaland and to impugn the constitutional rights of the community to elect public officials of their choice," read a statement from its provincial chairperson, Dawid Kamfer. ALSO READ: • ANC looks to review Icosa coalition deal after child rapist appointed as mayor • Convicted child rapist as mayor a slap in voters' faces - Gender commission • Urgent call for convicted child rapist Jeffrey Donson to be removed from office The rape occurred in 2004 while he was mayor. "Icosa upholds all the rights of South Africans, including political rights, whereby every citizen has the right to vote in elections for any legislative body established in terms of the Constitution, to stand for public office and if elected to hold office.co." He said Donson's life had always been in the public and he never hid parts of it from the public. A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Kamfer claimed Donson did not know the girl he raped in 2004 was 15 at the time and"assumed that she was of legal age".citizen.. READ |  Commission for Gender Equality investigates re-election of Kannaland mayor Donson, a convicted rapist "When on trial, members of the community supported [Alderman Jeffrey Donson] and attended his trial, and it is the same community that voted for this councillor in the past and current elections. He has paid his dues as deemed fit by our courts," he said.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/06\/Daily-Lotto-results-12-June-2021-300x200. "As Icosa, we are strong proponents of restorative justice and believe that convicted people, if rehabilitated, deserves a second chance to integrate and make positive contributions in the community and so does the law. "Alderman Jeffrey Donson is no exception.citizen.

To want to punish him again [whilst he was already punished], by forcing his removal as executive mayor would be tantamount to double jeopardy, a principle prohibited in terms of our law and democracy." Kamfer claimed Kannaland had previously been governed by DA councillors who also had convictions, but this was not reported on, illustrating the bias by certain media outlets.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/06\/Daily-Lotto-results-12-June-2021-825x550. He pointed out Icosa had worked with the ANC and DA since 2006, working with the DA as recently as 2020 and 2021 in Oudtshoorn. READ |  Shocked, but ready for the job! Ekurhuleni mayor Tania Campbell to extend hand to opposition "As mentioned above, the life of our councillor has always been public and during all material times during any working relationship between ourselves and the DA was the conviction known.citizen." In 2008, Donson was found guilty of statutory rape by the regional court in Oudtshoorn.

The rape of the 15-year-old girl occurred in 2004 when he was mayor of Kannaland.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/06\/Daily-Lotto-results-12-June-2021-300x200. Donson was initially sentenced to five years in prison. He appealed to the Western Cape High Court.citizen. While his conviction was not overturned, his sentence was reduced by Judge Lee Bozalek to a wholly suspended term of imprisonment, correctional supervision, a R20 000 fine, and a rehabilitation programme for sex offenders. Amid uproar over the re-election of convicted child rapist Jeffrey Donson as Kannaland's mayor, News24 can reveal that his deputy, Werner Meshoa, was fired as a teacher for sexual misconduct with a pupil.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/06\/Daily-Lotto-results-12-June-2021-300x300.

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