Cape Town – The GOOD party, led by Patricia de Lille is set to appoint an independent investigator to look into the booze-fuelled sex scandal involving two of its prominent members, national campaign organiser Shaun August and Witzenberg deputy mayor Felicity Klazen.
According to IOL, during the party’s campaign for the Witzenberg by-election in April, August and Klazen, both married, spent their time “sexing” and “partying too much” instead of rallying for votes.
The party received only 10% of the votes, a 2% drop from the previous year’s municipal elections in that same ward, the report said.
GOOD campaign volunteers wrote 18 detailed statements describing August and Klazen’s behaviour during the campaign. They described “gehoerdery” acts (acts of fornication).
“We were all around the pool, but she (Klazen) had no shame in swimming without clothes,” the report quoted one of the statements.
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On Tuesday, GOOD announced that it would appoint an independent investigator to look into the allegations levelled against the two.
“The GOOD Party’s National Management Committee has resolved to appoint an independent investigator to get to the bottom of allegations of misconduct by members that marred the party’s performance in a recent by-election.
“Unwelcome as these allegations are, they do represent an opportunity to demonstrate how GOOD would like the other parties to deal with allegations levelled against their members. Integrity is one of the principles that sets GOOD apart from the old South African parties,” said the party in a statement.
Both Klazen and August said they will not address the allegations out of respect for the internal party process.
🚨 | GOOD is appointing an independent investigator to look into allegations of misconduct by members during a recent by-election.
We take any allegations of this nature seriously – and vow to act should any evidence support these claims. pic.twitter.com/EzTnbtyTO2
— GOOD (@ForGoodZA) June 14, 2022
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo