Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West has welcomed the suspension of three African National Congress local councillors who allegedly breached the nationwide lockdown regulations.
One of the councillors is believed to be from the Moses Kotane Municipality near Ledig, and the rest from the Ramotshere Moiloa Municipality near Zeerust.
Cosatu Provincial Secretary Kopano Konopi says the councillors’ transgressions include the alleged soliciting of bribes from foreign shop owners .
” It is alleged that they were soliciting some of the goods from the foreign-owned national tuckshops and they continue with their normal campaign as if the country is not at a lockdown period. We believe that it is in that manner that they are undermining the President of the country and also of the ANC.”
Meanwhile, the coordinator of the ANC Provincial Interim Committee Hlomane Chauke says the councilors will be disciplined after the lockdown.
” The process will then come in and they will appear before the disciplinary committee. We do not know when that will happen as currently, we are under shut down and once that time has arrived, we will then subject them to a disciplinary process.”
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