Possible motion of no confidence against George mayor for homophobic comment

George Mayor Melvin Naik is facing a disciplinary hearing today over comments he made which have been deemed to be homophobic.

Naik said, in a radio interview recently, that he didn't approve of an American choir, which promotes LGBTI rights, performing at the Southern Cape town's gay pride parade held earlier this month.

He tried to justify his comments by saying that his personal views do not reflect those of the DA.

DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says Naik did not only make the comments in his personal capacity. as he is the mayor of George.

He is the mayor of George which is a DA-run municipality and he is a DA mayor and you can't be making those comments in your personal capacity if you are making those views in your capacity as a public representative that embraces everyone.

Bonginkosi Madikizela, DA Western Cape leader

Madikizela says Naik's comments go against the party's values and principles.

Naik will be appearing for the first time on Thursday before the party's leadership and he could be facing a possible motion of no confidence.

To hear the rest of the interview with Bonginkosi Madikizela, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Possible motion of no confidence against George mayor for homophobic comment


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Mark Willemse stays on as Knysna mayor but DA wants him out

Mark Willemse stays on as Knysna mayor but DA wants him out

Willemse has accused previous mayor of maladministration but DA WC leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says he must follow due process.

DA: Mayoral situation in Knysna is 'total madness' - DA WC leader

DA: Mayoral situation in Knysna is 'total madness' - DA WC leader

DA WC leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says the newly elected mayor of Knysna hasn't honored the party's instruction to step down.

'Chris Hani is worthy of having CT International Airport named after him'

'Chris Hani is worthy of having CT International Airport named after him'

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it has campaigned for the renaming since 2012.

Knysna mayor ousted in shock 'coup d'etat'

Knysna mayor ousted in shock 'coup d'etat'

Councillors allegedly colluded with the opposition to vote out Mayor Eleanore Bouw Spies.

CT airport name must change to Krotoa - Icosa and EFF debate

CT airport name must change to Krotoa - Icosa and EFF debate

Whose name will replace Cape Town International Airport? EFF wants Mam' Winnie. Icosa says it's time Krotoa was given some credit.

CPT airport renaming underway and you can put your own suggestions forward!

CPT airport renaming underway and you can put your own suggestions forward!

A public participation meeting on the renaming of the airport is set to take place on Monday 4 June.

'Impossible to think violent protests in CPT are anything other than political'

'Impossible to think violent protests in CPT are anything other than political'

Just this week WC Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said he believed the protests were being 'orchestrated'.

Popular articles
 'When languages are being let go of in favour of English, we lose identity'

'When languages are being let go of in favour of English, we lose identity'

Joanne Joseph spoke to Play Africa founder and CEO Gretchen Wilson-Prangley on International Language Day.

'There is a stated commitment to deal with TRC cases but it's taking too long'

'There is a stated commitment to deal with TRC cases but it's taking too long'

Former commissioner Yasmin Sooka says it has been a 16-year battle trying to get the NPA to prosecute TRC-related cases.

We have invested heavily in driver and passenger safety - Uber

We have invested heavily in driver and passenger safety - Uber

Uber Sub-Saharan Africa general manager Alon Lit says their prices have not changed drastically since 2013.

 Tegeta's R3.7-billion coal supply contract with Eskom set aside

Tegeta's R3.7-billion coal supply contract with Eskom set aside

SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the court has given the unit the green light to institute legal action against the company.

Protesters torch two suspected drug dens in Parow over Tazne van Wyk killing

Protesters torch two suspected drug dens in Parow over Tazne van Wyk killing

Eyewitness News reporter Lizelle Persens gives an update from the protest in Parow.

[LISTEN]  Craig Urbani talks Rocky Horror and playing Frank-N-Furter

[LISTEN] Craig Urbani talks Rocky Horror and playing Frank-N-Furter

The actor and singer joined Azania Mosaka in studio for this week's Friday Profile.

[WATCH] Glimpse of Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performance

[WATCH] Glimpse of Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performance

Make sure you don't miss the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook national tour taking place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Sasolburg.

Azania, Bongani queue for new model flip phone

Azania, Bongani queue for new model flip phone

PARTNER CONTENT: Samsung's new Galaxy Z Flip has South Africa, and our presenters, abuzz - and it launched in SA today!

Jacob Zuma is coming back to Mzansi, supporters told to gather at OR Tambo

Jacob Zuma is coming back to Mzansi, supporters told to gather at OR Tambo

Committee member of the Gauteng RET Zuma supporters Carl Niehaus says supporters must arrive before 10am.

Dudu Myeni 'unwilling to spend her money on delinquency case, feels targeted'

Dudu Myeni 'unwilling to spend her money on delinquency case, feels targeted'

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse chief legal officer Advocate Stefanie Fick shares the latest.