The decision to suspend the mayor was taken on Tuesday by the George Council’s DA caucus, following steps a month ago to remove Standers, George Herald reported.
According to DA chief whip Flip de Swardt the decision was unanimous.
Although no official answer has yet been received from the DA’s Federal Legal Commission, with whom the request currently lays, the caucus decided to continue with Standers’s suspension in terms of the federal constitution.
Standers will remain mayor until the election on August 3 has been proclaimed free and fair by the Independent Electoral Commission.
His suspension from caucus meetings is also valid after the election, until a decision has been taken by the Federal Legal Committee on his future with the party.
This after a case of assault was laid against Standers by his wife, Estie, in February.
Standers allegedly assaulted his wife in front of their six-year-old daughter at their home in Lavalia.
A case of assault was opened at the Conville Police Station shortly after the incident.
– Caxton News Service