13. Duty of chairpersons of municipal councils

  1. If the chairperson of a municipal council, on reasonable suspicion, is of the opinion that a provision of this Code has been breached, the chairperson must-
    1. authorise an investigation of the facts and circumstances of the alleged breach;
    2. give the councillor a reasonable opportunity to reply in writing regarding the alleged breach; and
    3. report the matter to a meeting of the municipal council after paragraphs (a) and (b) have been complied with.
  2. A report in terms of subitem (1) (c) is open to the public.
  3. The chairperson must report the outcome of the investigation to the MEC for local government in the province concerned.
  4. The chairperson must ensure that each councillor when taking office is given a copy of this Code and that a copy of the Code is available in every room or place where the council meets.