LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Endless storm around convicted rapist leaves embattled Kannaland without a mayor or a deputy – again

2022/03/25 13:34:00

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Endless storm around convicted rapist leaves embattled Kannaland without a mayor or a deputy – again

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Endless storm around convicted rapist leaves embattled Kannaland without a mayor or a deputy – again

Kannaland Municipality is in limbo again after the high court interdicted the mayor and his deputy. This follows a fightback from former mayor and convicted rapist Jeffrey Donson.

Soon after Donson’s election as mayor his 2008 rape conviction came to public attention.In January, during a special council meeting, a motion of no-confidence was tabled against Donson due to his rape conviction. His deputy, Meshoa, who has been convicted of fraud, was also removed from office.

However, after last week’s ruling the offices of the mayor and deputy mayor are empty since the court interdicted the two from office.Donson toldSifiso Mtsweni, the ANC’s Western Cape head of communications, said tThere was a bit of discomfort when it came to the mayor as it related to his convictions, as well as the deputy mayor. We then took a decision to pull out of that coalition, but it placed the municipality in a bit of a dilemma,” Mtsweni said.

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In those elections the Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa) received the highest percentage of votes in the municipality (45%), although it did not have a clear majority to govern. Icosa secured three seats on the council, while the ANC secured two, the DA one and the Kannaland Independent Party (KIP) one. The South African Medical Association (Sama) said the ending of the national state of disaster would benefit the economy. Soon after Donson’s election as mayor his 2008 rape conviction came to public attention. MMA monitored 29 print, online and broadcast outlets over two months from September 13 to November 13 2021. On 20 November 2021, the Commission for Gender Equality announced an investigation into “Donson’s election as it viewed what happened at the municipal council as a slap in the face against gender-based violence”, according to the Western Cape High Court’s 15 March ruling. ALSO READ: SA tourism gets. In January, during a special council meeting, a motion of no-confidence was tabled against Donson due to his rape conviction. To better understand what went into bringing the macho men and women of the movie to life we speak to award-winning costume designer Nerine Pienaar.

His deputy, Meshoa, who has been convicted of fraud, was also removed from office.. It attributed the under-reporting to the shrinking of newsrooms and hostile economic climate. Valentyn and Stuurman were then appointed as mayor and deputy mayor . However, after last week’s ruling the offices of the mayor and deputy mayor are empty since the court interdicted the two from office. According to the national coordinator of SA Township and Village Tourism, Thato Mothopeng, the government needed to fast-track rebuilding the country. On 15 March, the high court ruled that Valentyn and Stuurman were unlawfully filling the positions of mayor and deputy in the name of the ANC, after they were given a directive by the national body to move to the opposition benches. “Although the ANC led the field with 45. According to the court papers, Valentyn and Stuurman were suspended by the interim provincial committee coordinator of the ANC on 20 January, based on their defiance of the party’s mandate. “The Covid pandemic is now being better controlled and managed and the country’s healthcare system is better placed to deal with the virus than before,” the association said. I brought in a lot more colour with Daryn, Starla (Natasha Sutherland) and Funi’s personal clothes.

However, they continued to participate in activities of the council and on 30 January were expelled from the party. Donson told Daily Maverick : “I’m busy with street meetings to give facts and clear the confusion… I don’t care what people from outside of Kannaland say. “Then we had the DA over-represented and the most over-represented political party following this criteria is ActionSA.” Sifiso Mtsweni, the ANC’s Western Cape head of communications, said t he ANC pulled out of the coalition in Kannaland Municipality because of the controversy surrounding Donson and Meshoa. “ There was a bit of discomfort when it came to the mayor as it related to his convictions, as well as the deputy mayor. We then took a decision to pull out of that coalition, but it placed the municipality in a bit of a dilemma,” Mtsweni said. ActionSA was over-represented when the votes it received were compared to the coverage received. The only time I dressed her softer was when she was in her house.

“As things stand, the ANC is not working with Icosa, the ANC is not working with the DA. Notwithstanding the decision of the court, the decision of the ANC is that we are not working with any political party in Kannaland Municipality.” Will the provincial government intervene? The municipality is on its own to sort out the continued problems until a mayor and deputy are elected. This issue ended up in the Electoral Court. Kriel said the local government is an independent and interrelated sphere of the government – the municipality will “need to do what needs to be done” before the provincial body steps in. “The council needs to get together and appoint people in those positions, and from a provincial side we are monitoring it,” said Kriel. Because he is so rigid and didn’t bring a lot of funkiness into the gym’s wardrobe, we put him in a lot of old-fashioned pants while we made Jackson (Siv Ngesi) a lot sexier with the gym pants and shorts.

“Once [the council] have filled the positions, then our role is to make sure that they have followed the correct procedures… everything is done in a legal way.66% of the vote.” When the provincial government has interfered in the past there have been accusations of overreaching. “That is also the argument of the Public Protector in the case of George Municipality,” Kriel said. “When the public starts to suffer from what’s happening in council, then we are concerned,” he said, adding that it was necessary for democracy to play out by itself. The DA calls you heroes”. “It’s a process and it needs to meet certain requirements, and while all this happens you need to respect the autonomy of the local sphere of government. Figure out your body and embrace it.

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