16 February 2015
The African National Congress in the Western Cape has
called for an investigation into the conduct of City of Cape Town’s Mayoral
Committee Member JP Smith.
This follows allegations that Smith tried to prevent
the minstrels from marching with their trophies after the weekend’s Cap Town
Minstrels prize giving ceremony in Athlone.
ANC’s Marius Fransman says it is unacceptable that an
elected politician illegally take over the power of peace officers and abuse
appointed security staff of the city.
He added that they have tried to throw a sort of court
order but it didn’t work then they wanted to find way to arrest as well as we
were fearing that the Minstrels were even be disrupted.
“This is unacceptable, this councilor must be
investigated for abusing the privileges and authority of his office against the
community,” Fransman said.
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