ANC must decide on Matatiele demarcation

2017-04-07 06:00

Siphelele@media24.com


IF the ruling party delays the incorporation of Matatiele and rural areas into KwaZulu-Natalit will lose control of Rustenburg andEkurhulenimunicipalities.

So said African Independent Congress (AIC) president, Mandla Galo recently.

On 18 March, an agreement was reached between ANC National Executive Committee member, Jeff Radebe and AIC members at a meeting in Port Shepstone.

“We agreed that a memorandum of understanding [MOU] is to be signed by ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe and the AIC before the end of March.

We hope it will be signed today, if not, we are going to make ANC suffer,” said Galo.

In last year’s local government elections, the ANC failed to win Ekurhuleni and Rustenburg, however, it entered into a coalition with the AIC to gain control of both municipalities.

The AIC said it entered into a coalition so that the ANC can maintain the gravel roads in Matatiele and move Matatiele back to KZN.

A committee of five members from ANC and five from AIC was elected in December 2016 to facilitate discussions about moving Matatiele to KZN.

“If the MOU is signed the ANC has to explain to the public the way forward. From April we want the ANC to start the legislative processes in this regard and finish in September.”

The ANCYL in Harry Gwala said it is happy to welcome Matatiele into Harry Gwala region.

ANCYL spokesperson, Ntando Maduna asked the ANC to decide quickly about the future of Matatiele.

Matatiele LocalMunicipality mayor, Momelezi Mbedla said as the municipality they do not see any crisis under the Eastern Cape,but they will do whatever government wants them to do.

“Once the decision is made by government we will be told what to do and people of Matatiele will decide to move to KZN or not.”

Earlier this year the ANC in Alfred Nzo did not support Matatiele moving to KZN and warns that if Matatiele is demarcated to KZN, it will demand that Kokstad town is returned to the Eastern Cape.

 

IF the ruling party delays the incorporation of Matatiele and rural areas into KwaZulu-Natal it will lose control of Rustenburg and Ekurhuleni municipalities.
So said African Independent Congress (AIC) president, Mandla Galo recently.

On 18 March, an agreement was reached between ANC National Executive Committee member, Jeff Radebe and AIC members at a meeting in Port Shepstone.
“We agreed that a memorandum of understanding [MOU] is to be signed by ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe and the AIC before the end of March. We hope it will be signed today, if not, we are going to make ANC suffer,” said Galo.

In last year’s local government elections, the ANC failed to win Ekurhuleni and Rustenburg, however, it entered into a coalition with the AIC to gain control of both municipalities.
The AIC said it entered into a coalition so that the ANC can maintain the gravel roads in Matatiele and move Matatiele back to KZN.
A committee of five members from ANC and five from AIC was elected in December 2016 to facilitate discussions about moving Matatiele to KZN.

“If the MOU is signed the ANC has to explain to the public the way forward. From April we want the ANC to start the legislative processes in this regard and finish in September.”

The ANCYL in Harry Gwala said it is happy to welcome Matatiele into Harry Gwala region.
ANCYL spokesperson, Ntando Maduna asked the ANC to decide quickly about the future of Matatiele.

Matatiele Local Municipality mayor, Momelezi Mbedla said as the municipality they do not see any crisis under the Eastern Cape, but they will do whatever government wants them to do.

“Once the decision is made by government we will be told what to do and people of Matatiele will decide to move to KZN or not.”

Earlier this year the ANC in Alfred Nzo did not support Matatiele moving to KZN and warns that if Matatiele is demarcated to KZN, it will demand that Kokstad town is returned to the Eastern Cape.

 

 

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