The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape welcomes the swift action of the law enforcement agencies against the conduct of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Ward 20 Councillor Morris Ngabase and Ward 29 Councillor Vukile Dyele for contravention of the lockdown regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act and the Code of Conduct of Councillors.
We further applaud the leadership of the ANC Chief Whip who was instrumental in ensuring that the ANC members serving in the Council are compliant and subjected to the same regulations that all the citizens are supposed to follow.
We call upon the Nelson Mandela Bay Bay Municipality and COGTA MEC to urgently initiate disciplinary proceedings for breach of the Code of Conduct of Councillors as their conduct brought the government into disrepute.
All ANC members and public representatives are expected to display a conduct which is above reproach and must lead by example as they service our communities. The ANC will institute its disciplinary proceedings against the two councillors for bringing the organization into disrepute.
The majority of the citizens of both our province and the country have heeded the call of staying at home, and the ANC calls on all South Africans to abide by the lockdown regulations as well as precautionary measures which were announced by government as part of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issued by :
Cde Lulama Ngcukayitobi
ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary
Provincial Head of Communications
Mobile No :0848439706/0849519924