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Statement by Ebrahim Rasool on refusal by Gerald Morkel to resign as Mayor

Statement by Ebrahim Rasool on refusal by Gerald Morkel to resign as Mayor

3 June 2002

Mayor Gerald Morkel and the Democratic Alliance have failed a moral test. Instead they attempt to deceive the public by removing him from ceremonial duties while keeping him in office. The weight of evidence coming out of the Desai Commission of Inquiry suggest that he is guilty.

His and the DA`s response to the allegations of corruption against him has been nothing short of bewildering. His refusal to step down from the mayorship of Cape Town and his latest attempt to deceive the people of Cape Town is a great injustice and insult to the citizens of the city. The public will not stand for this.

We would have hoped that Morkel would have emulated the example set by former Premier Pieter Marais and resigned from office. This is the only way to restore dignity to the Mayorship and the city of Cape Town.

Issued by:
African National Congress - Western Cape

For more information contact:
Thabo Mabaso @ 083-414-8144

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