Kokstad: KZN ANC youth secretary blasts Zille over visit

2009-12-11 00:00

KZN ANC Youuth League secretary Bheki Mtolo has called DA leader Helen Zille a “white, racist, ugly girl” and her recent visit to Kok­stad “cheap politicking”.

Two weeks ago Zille visited one of the area’s poorest townships, Shayamoya, where she was appalled by overflowing sewage and leaking water pipes.

Mtolo insists the township is well developed and the challenges were inherited from the apartheid government.

“If [Zille] had intentions of coming to Kokstad in the interests of the majority of Kokstad people, she should have visited farms that are still victimising our people by forcing them into child labour and so forth. Why did she visit a township developed by the ANC government?” Mtolo asked.

DA MPL Sizwe Mchunu called Mtolo’s comments “myopic and nonsensical”.

“Zille was called by the people of Shayamoya through the media and they further approached the DA Kokstad councillor, Francois Rogers, claiming that several complaints they made to the local and Sisonke District Municipality about the sewers and water fell on deaf ears.”

Local Government MEC Nomusa Dube has since demanded a report on delays at the sewage plant, he said.

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