Rebellion in KZN ANC over ward renominations

2013-05-23 00:00

THE ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is apparently facing a rebellion in its ranks over the pending removal of some of its councillors who were irregularly nominated in the 2011 municipal elections.

The party hinted for the first time at resistance to its exercise of restarting the candidate councillor nominations during a provincial working committee (PWC) meeting on Monday.

A team led by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma investigated complaints and disputes from 419 wards regarding the manipulation of candidate lists after the ANC received numerous complaints about the imposition of councillors countrywide. It recommended the nomination exercise be conducted again.

The party introduced new guidelines which stipulated the screening of candidates and their endorsement by communities.

In its report, the task team said it found flaws in the nomination of councillors in seven provincial municipalities. It said nominations of candidates should be redone in the affected wards and by-elections held.

While provincial spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said the process to start the nominations afresh in affected wards was going smoothly, provincial leaders appealed for co-operation from the affected branches.

“The PWC requests all affected branches to accept the process and allow it to unfold without any disturbance. We have noted certain branches which are protesting against or for the implementation of the report and appeal to all ANC members to respect the process in moving forward,” Mkhize said.

He said that part of the problem was that some party members who were in support of incumbent councillors felt their views had been disrespected when their preferred candidates were recalled.

Although he could not give specific updates, he said that by-elections would not need to be held in some wards after the renomination process had endorsed the same candidate as a ward councillor.

The Witness has established that the report has already been implemented in Impendle Municipality where a by-election was held yesterday following the resignation of an ANC ward councillor.

The investigation had found that the ward councillor was not living in the ward.

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