Knysna expected to have new mayor soon
Mark Willemse was elected mayor after he and fellow DA councillor Peter Myers supported an ANC-tabled motion of no confidence to remove Eleanore Bouw-Spies in June.
CAPE TOWN - The search is on for a new mayor for Knysna.
Willemse was elected mayor after he and fellow DA councillor, Peter Myers, supported an African National Congress (ANC)-tabled motion of no confidence to remove Eleanore Bouw-Spies in June.
Willemse took up the position of Knysna mayor without a mandate.
He was told to resign but instead walked away from his position as the Eden district council Speaker.
Willemse then faced a DA disciplinary and the party set him an ultimatum to leave the mayor's office or lose his party membership.
Willemse and Myers can appeal the DA’s findings before 7 September.
The DA says they now have to abide by the mayoral selection process and Willemse has to resign two days before that process gets underway.
He must also remove co-accused Myers from the mayoral committee.
A new mayor is expected to be elected by the middle of next month.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)