A motion of no confidence succeeded in ousting a convicted rapist from the position of mayor in Kannaland on Wednesday.
Jeffrey Donson and his deputy Werner Meshoe are out of office after the no-confidence motion succeeded.
Donson’s election to mayor after last year’s local government election was widely criticized. In 2008, he was convicted for raping a 15-year-old girl during his tenure as mayor.
His five-year sentence was later reduced to a suspended term of imprisonment, correctional supervision, a R20,000 fine and rehabilitation for sex offenders.
Western Cape local Government MEC Anton Bredell said: “Political stability is crucial for a successful council. My request to the leaders in Kannaland is to see to it that they create a stable political environment so that we can serve the people Kannaland. I respect the change in political leadership.”
On Wednesday, the ANC’s Nicolaas Valentyn was elected as new mayor and Leonie Stuurman as his deputy.
Sources: MSN, IOL
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