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DA councillor faces disciplinary after defending gangster

DA Western Cape chairperson Anton Bredell discusseWillie Jaftha’s suspension after he wrote a letter calling for a lenient sentence for 28s gang member Reyaaz Dennis.

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Willie Jaftha has been suspended following an internal investigation after he came out in defence of convicted gangster Reyaaz Dennis.

Jaftha submitted a letter during argument in mitigation of sentence in the trial of 17 convicted gangsters.

He called for a lenient sentence to be handed down to Dennis.

Jaftha drafted the letter on an official City of Cape Town letterhead, which landed him in trouble with the DA.

#GeorgeThomas Belhar councillor Willie Jafta's letter he submitted during Dennis' arguments in mitigation of sentence pic.twitter.com/egvYzrj98d

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