South Africa 1.6.2017 05:27 pm

Truman Prince in trouble for ‘threatening the life’ of DA boss

From left to right, Stefanus Jooste, the municipal manager of the Central Karoo District, Dalene Slabbert, deputy mayor of Beaufort West), and Noel Constable, mayor of the Central Karoo District, drinking tap water from the Beaufort West Municipality. Photo: Supplied.

From left to right, Stefanus Jooste, the municipal manager of the Central Karoo District, Dalene Slabbert, deputy mayor of Beaufort West), and Noel Constable, mayor of the Central Karoo District, drinking tap water from the Beaufort West Municipality. Photo: Supplied.

The DA obtained a recording of the alleged threat.

The DA will lay a complaint with the speaker of the Beaufort West municipality against controversial ANC councillor Truman Prince.

The party is alleging that a “telephonic recording” has emerged in which Prince, a former ANC mayor of the town and now an ordinary councillor, threatened municipal manager Roelof van Staden “with his life”.

It is not clear how the DA obtained the recording and its authenticity has not been verified.

In it Truman is accused of “swearing at him [the municipal manager] and making derogatory remarks about the newly elected DA mayor Japie van der Linde.”.

The party is demanding a full investigation into the matter.

ANC condemns Truman Prince’s ‘lapse in judgement’

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