Third motion of no confidence hangs over head of George mayor
Mayor Charles Standers was in hot water after wife laid assault charges against him last month.
CAPE TOWN - The leader of the Concerned Residents party in George has indicated a third motion of no confidence is on the cards against the towns mayor Charles Standersahead of the local government elections.
Virgill Gericke tabled two failed motions against Standers relating to claims of domestic violence and corruption in the municipality at the mayors behest.
The motions come after Standerss wife laid assault charges against himlast month.
She has since withdrawn charges but the National Prosecuting Authority is still deciding whether to prosecute.
Gericke adds these allegations need to be discussed.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) voted against their own principles and that shows hypocrisy on the side of the DA and I think Georges people deserve a much better government. This leadership has always been rejected by the entire public of George. There is no clear-cut guidance.
But the municipalitys Pieter Pepler has dismissed the motions as mere politicking.
The result of the vote set out a clear message that council acknowledges the mayors role as the political leader of the municipality. The latter backfired in Councillor Gerickes face somewhat, as council rallied behind the executive mayor and publically declared its confidence in him.