The ANC in Gauteng has accepted the resignation of one of its mayors amid allegations that he sexually groomed a teenager.
In a statement late on Monday, the party said its Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) had accepted his resignation as mayor and councillor after a special meeting.
“The ANC Gauteng PEC accepted the decision of the Mayor to resign as a councillor and mayor.” The party said further decisions would be announced following “internal organisational processes”.
He cannot be named for legal reasons.
“The latest development follows the decision by the [provincial office bearers] to place the mayor on special leave three weeks ago, which led to the appointment of an acting mayor.”
It was reported that the man sent a semi-naked picture of a 14-year-old he was allegedly grooming for sex to a WhatsApp group of ANC leaders named “Festival of Ideas”. — News24