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


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