Following the removal of former Madibeng mayor, Jostina Mothibe and the appointment of a new mayor two weeks ago, the ANC’s Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) now demands that new mayor, Joseph Ratloi, resign, citing that his deployment “was not sanctioned” by the ANC.
A letter by the IPC informs Ratloi that the ANC has resolved during a meeting held on 16 April in Kosmos, that he must tender his resignation as the executive mayor of Madibeng within 24 hours after receipt of the letter. The letter was dated 19 April 2021.
“The office of the ANC IPC NW Coordinator hereby awaits your resignation letter,” it states.
The ANC North West IPC last week expressed its concern about ANC members “conniving” with opposition parties to remove its own mayors. This comes after five mayors in North West were removed through motions of no confidence.
Madibeng mayor Mothibe was removed after the DA, FF+ and SD4U brought ‘n motion of no confidence against Mothibe in August 2020. According to councillors, a majority of 50 against 2 voted for the motion to remove Mothibe two weeks ago.
Asked for comment, Madibeng municipality spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala said the enquiry relates to party matters and that the municipality will not be able to respond to them. “We do not respond to any political parties affairs, being the majority party or even the opposition. The affected political party in this case will be best positioned to respond,” he said