Ruling party criticises meeting disruption

2016-03-25 06:00
At the meeting (from left) regional chairperson of the Harry Gwala district and Ubuhlebezwe municipality mayor, Zamo Nxumalo, Umzimkhulu municipality mayor, Mphuthumi Mpawana and ANC KZN deputy secretary Mluleki Ndobe, also the Harry Gwala District Municipality mayor. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

At the meeting (from left) regional chairperson of the Harry Gwala district and Ubuhlebezwe municipality mayor, Zamo Nxumalo, Umzimkhulu municipality mayor, Mphuthumi Mpawana and ANC KZN deputy secretary Mluleki Ndobe, also the Harry Gwala District Municipality mayor. Photo: Siphelele Nketo

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THE image of overturned pots at the African National Congress meeting at Shayamoya hall recently has received much criticism from the regional leaders of Harry Gwala.

Recently Fever published a story about disgruntled community members of Ward 9 and Ward 10 wearing ANC T-shits who were angry over the election process of ward councillors.
At the meeting, that was visited by the provincial secretary Super Zuma, hall chairs were turned upside down and the community chanted outside to show their anger and police had to be called.

Regional ANC chairperson in Harry Gwala Zamo Nxumalo said the picture of pots and food being thrown away at the meeting was not a nice image.

“I heard about the disruption at the meeting at Shayamoya and it’s not easy for me to comment on what happened because I was not there. As the region we are waiting for reports from the branches to see how we must deal with the problem.

“There is nothing wrong with selection processes of ward councillors. People were given the opportunity to forward the names of four candidates.
“The anger of community members is caused by people who are not happy with the elected people, and in a democracy we work with numbers.”

Nxumalo said the Kokstad election of candidates has been completed and their profiles have been recorded.

“As the ruling party we check the skills of candidates because we need people who are going to represent communities.
“We also check gender balance, skills and previous experience,” said Nxumalo.

Nxumalo condemns what the people did at Shayamoya and said they must not show their anger by overturning pots of food and burning councillor houses.

ANC KZN deputy secretary Mluleki Ndobe said there is no crisis in Kokstad.
“It’s normal to see people angry at election time, but we don’t feel good about the unsuccessful meeting planned by the secretary Zuma.
“We are going to Kokstad to listen to the complaints of people at branch level.”

We don’t feel good about the unsuccessful meeting planned by the secretary Zuma

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