FREE STATE MAYOR SUSPENDED FOR INSULTING RAMAPHOSA ON FACEBOOK

JOHANNESBURG – The Free State mayor who insulted President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media has been suspended.

It emerged on social media where screenshots of a post by the Dihlabeng municipal mayor Lindiwe Kambule Makhalema, she called Ramaphosa a sell-out.

The mayor was responding to a question posed by a fellow party member in a Facebook group with other African National Congress (ANC) supporters.

After these revelations Luthuli House instructed the ANC in the Free State to begin disciplinary proceedings against Kambule Makhalema and the party’s provincial leadership called for an urgent provincial executive committee meeting.

Spokesperson for the ANC in the Free State Thabo Meeko said the leadership has decided to suspend the mayor.

“It took a decision in line with the Constitution that comrade Lindiwe Makhalema must be suspended.”

Meeko said the party in the province hopes this will demonstrate how serious it takes issues of unity.

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