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Councilors meeting on voting out of IPC Management to proceed

Councilors meeting on voting out of IPC Management to proceed

Staff Reporter

THE City of Windhoek’s (CoW) mayor, Sade Gawanas, has written a letter to the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) lawyers, stating that a special meeting, which will scrutinize the IPC management committee’s ability to run the CoW, will proceed.

This is after Ilse Keister of the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement made a motion to have a special council meeting today to possibly pass a vote of no confidence against the IPC-dominated management committee of the CoW.

The IPC threatened the mayor and the CoW with legal action should the meeting proceed, adding that such a meeting is not in accordance with procedures. In response, Gawanas assured that there will be no votes taken at the special meeting.

INFIGHTING: City of Windhoek mayor, Sade Gawanas. Photo: CoW.

In a letter referenced to Sylvia Kahengombe of Kahengombe Law Chambers, Gawanas said, “Your missive dated 11 August 2022 bears reference. The meeting scheduled for the 12th of August 2022 to near the motion will take place as intended, as per the rules. This said meeting will be scheduled to consider the motion, and to hear the parties. I undertake that no vote in respect of the motion will be taken at this meeting”.

The mayor added that every member of the management committee in respect of which a motion of no confidence has been introduced will be given an opportunity to address the Council.

The said members, at their own behest, may request for indulgence to be afforded an opportunity to properly prepare for their submission to be presented before Council.

Herold Akwenye, the spokesperson of the CoW, said that he will share the outcomes of the meeting once the meeting, which is slated for this afternoon, is concluded.

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