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Convicted rapist Kannaland mayor Jeffrey Donson ousted in no-confidence motion

A motion of no confidence in the Kannaland mayor has succeeded on Wednesday.

It means Icosa’s Jeffrey Donson is out of office, as well as his deputy Werner Meshoe.

Donson’s election to the mayor’s office following last year’s local government election was widely criticized.

In 2008, he was convicted of raping of 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 s.e.x 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.


In other news – WATCH: Chaos as people loot money from cash-in-transit van after robbers left

Suspects bombed a cash-in-transit vehicle along the N7 on-ramp in Cape Town on Tuesday which led to a frenzy on the busy road as by-standers swarmed the cash van and began taking the money that spilled onto the road.

Chaos as people loot money from cash-in-transit van after robbers left

The scene unfolded before the eyes of motorists before 7 pm as police managed to arrest four suspects. Video footage of the scene shows a shoot-out in traffic as the suspects tried to evade arrest. Learn More

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