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DA calls for Truman Prince’s suspension

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to immediately suspend its Executive Mayor of Beaufort West, Truman Prince, after fresh assault charges were allegedly laid against him.

DA National spokesperson, Phumzile van Damme, says the party is in possession of information that Prince assaulted a female police officer in Leeu Gamka in the Karoo.

Earlier this week, the party laid criminal charges against Prince after he allegedly wrote a letter requesting that a tender be given to a company linked to the ANC to benefit the party’s election campaign.

Van Damme says the ANC must not tolerate criminality.

“He is alleged to have assaulted a police officer who stopped him after he was speeding. The DA hopes that the ANC will suspend Prince while the matter is being investigated,” says van Dammer.

Meanwhile, the ANC has condemned what it calls a lapse in judgment on the part Prince, regarding fundraising efforts.

ANC Western Cape spokesperson, Jabu Mfusi, says Prince is fully aware of proper guidelines on how to raise funds.

Regarding reports that Prince has been charged with assaulting a female traffic officer, Mfusi says the party would get detailed feedback and then decide on possible steps.

– By SABC

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