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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 12 : Miscellaneous

119. Offences and penalties

 

 

1) A councillor who attempts to influence the municipal manager or any other staff member or an agent of a municipality not to enforce an obligation in terms of this Act, any other applicable legislation or any by-law or a decision of the council of the municipality, is guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a tine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years.

 

2) A municipal manager or other staff member of a municipality who accedes to an attempt mentioned in subsection (1), is guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years.

 

3) A person who contravenes section 101 is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.

 

4) A person convicted of an offence and sentenced to more than 12 month’s imprisonment without the option of a fine, is disqualified to remain a councillor of the municipality concerned and to become a councillor of any municipality during a period of five years as from the conviction.