African National Congress (ANC) Councillors in the Theewaterskloof Municipality have been warned to exercise caution. It’s been reported that a few councillors’ names have appeared on a so-called hit list.
Source reveals planned ‘execution-style’ hits
A source revealed that the people behind the hit list are planning to target the councillors ‘execution-style’. Theewaterskloof Mayor Karel Papier is aware of the supposed hit list. He said that the municipality’s security measures will be beefed up for Mayco members.
“We will definitely follow the procedures to beef up our security of the Mayco team. We will inform the SAPS about the threats and take it from there to secure our safety,”said Papier.
The Weekend Argus revealed that one member on the hit list has no bodyguards.
Speaker among those on ‘hit list’
Speaker for the ANC in Theewaterskloof Derek Appel is on the list along with two Mayco members, the publication revealed. Appel said that while is aware of the list, he has no idea who is behind it.
Political analyst André Duvenhage says the hit list naming the three councillors is deeply concerning. Duvenhage noted that the fact that opposition parties politically align themselves to kill their competition is not a new concept.
Theewaterskloof Municipality is governed by the ANC and PA. The coalition agreement is reportedly supported by the Good Party.
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