ANC NW NOTES AND RESPECT THE NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT DECISION ON TLOKWE
The ANC in the North West notes and respects the judgment by the North Gauteng High Court which sets aside the application to rescind the decision taken by an irregular council meeting convened by opposition parties collaborating with expelled ANC councillors in Tlokwe.
The Executive Mayor and the Speaker of Tlokwe Local Municipality approached the North Gauteng High Court to seek legal recourse with a view of setting aside this irregular meeting which culminated in the removal of Cde Maphetlhe Maphetle as the Executive Mayor of Tlokwe Local Municipality.
The ANC maintains its respect for the judiciary and the ability of our courts to dispense justice without fear or favour.
This court decision is a temporary set-back for the ANC but will not defocus our movement from its historic mission of ensuring a better life for the people of Tlokwe and all South Africans.
The ANC will engage its members and branches to explain the court decision. Furthermore, the ANC will intensify all efforts aimed at mobilizing our people for the forthcoming by-elections in the affected Wards in Tlokwe.
We call upon all members and supporters of the ANC to once more ensure an overwhelming victory for the ANC in these by-elections to entrench the will of our people and the hegemony of our movement.
Statement issued by Kenny Morolong, ANC North West Provincial Spokesperson, July 29 2013
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