DA reinstates George mayor accused of assault
Charles Standers' wife - who accused the mayor of assault - has withdrawn her statement with the police.
CAPE TOWN - George Mayor Charles Standers, who was accused of assault, has been reinstated by the Democratic Alliance (DA) after a criminal complaint against him was withdrawn.
Standers was barred from taking part in party activities by the DA's federal executive committee following a domestic violence complaint.
It's emerged his wife - who accused the mayor of assault - has withdrawn her statement with the police and refused to provide evidence to the federal executive.
The party's Liza Albrecht said, "The suspension was lifted after the charges against him were withdrawn by the complainant. The federal executive then decided there are no more grounds on which to suspend him from the party."
Meanwhile, the police are still awaiting a response from the Western Cape director of public prosecutions to hear whether the state will proceed with the charges.