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WC ANC calls for heads of DA chief whip, subcouncil chair

It's alleged the pair bought election campaign materials without obtaining the requisite permission.

FILE: Democratic Alliance logo. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) is calling for the head of the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s chief whip in the Cape Town city council Shaun August after the party found him and subcouncil chairperson Matthew Kempthorne guilty of contravening party regulations on procurement.

The pair have both been fined a month's salary and face having their party membership terminated if they are again found guilty of transgressing party rules within the next 5 years.

It's alleged the pair bought election campaign materials without obtaining the requisite permission.

ANC spokesperson Cobus Grobler says the party needs to come clean.

"These are senior public representatives and they're there on public trust and they broke the public trust by being dishonest. The DA admits they've been involved in wrongdoing. They do not give us the details thereof but the information from inside the party suggests that it could constitute corruption and fraud."

But the DA's Anneke Scheepers says the party is satisfied that adequate action has been taken.

"This is a clear indication that the DA does hold itself accountable because it did take steps against these individuals and we remain committed to delivering services and to governing well."