Convicted rapist Jeffrey Donson ousted as Kannaland mayor

The motion came via an application signed by a majority of councillors. Jeffrey Donson was removed, along with Deputy Mayor Werner Meshoa and Hyrin Ruiters, the council’s representative in the Garden Route District Municipality. Court documents dating back to 2008 show that Donson was mayor of Kannaland at the time of the rape and was involved with a disco that regularly hosted dances for young people from Ladismith and Calitzdorp.