The motion of no-confidence against the convicted rapist Mayor of Kannaland, Jeffrey Donson, and his Deputy, Werner Meshoa – who was found to have committed fraud – succeeded yesterday.

It follows an urgent council meeting, which was held in the Western Cape municipality, in light of Donson and Meshoa's criminal records, reports News24.

Their election to public office, with the support of ANC councillors, was widely condemned.

The motion of no confidence was brought by council members last week.

Rodge Albertus, of the Kannaland Independent Party, wrote a letter to the Speaker, Nicolaas Valentyn, and the acting municipal manager, Morné Hoogbaard, on 11 January.

According to the letter, motions of no confidence were being filed by the majority of the Kannaland council against the two.

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