ANC group wait for report on probe into dispute

2016-04-01 11:30

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Pietermaritzburg - Dejected members of the ANC in Sobantu are anxiously awaiting for feedback on an internal probe into a dispute on who should lead the northern ward into the local government election.

The probe was initiated after a group lodged a dispute with provincial ANC offices disputing the nomination process.

Things threatened to get ugly when a group of unhappy ANC members tried to disrupt a community meeting that was held on January 25, whereby four people nominated by the ANC at a branch general meeting (BGM), were to be presented to the community meeting for further assessment.

One of the unhappy members who had attended the meeting, Nontokozo Gumede, said the disruption started when those attending were told that the nomination process could not be questioned as the nominees had already been confirmed by the senior structure of the ANC.

“The community felt they were deprived of their right to participate in the process as it is stated in the nomination election process document,” she said.

Gumede said the majority of card-carrying members of the ANC were also deprived of the opportunity to participating in the BGM as they had not been properly invited to attend that meeting.

“Other members in good standing had been removed from the membership roll on purpose,” she said.

She claimed the dissatisfaction in the community led to a low turnout during the voter registration weekend held last month.

“The dissatisfaction will have a negative impact in the upcoming local government elections since the majority of Sobantu community members are ANC supporters.”

ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma could not give any update on the probe, saying it was an internal matter.

Ward councillor Thandi Matiwane, who said she was in hospital, declined to comment on the dispute.

She said the matter will also not be discussed at a community meeting that has been called on Sunday.

“It will undermine the provincial ANC, we must wait for their response first,” she said.

ANC uMgungundlovu regional secretary­ Mzi Zuma had previously confirmed the disruption of the meeting.

“Holding these meetings is part of the process of nominating a councillor. There was a small group of people who voiced their displeasure about how the process was handled. At this point we don’t have specifics on their complaint, but we will have this in due course. Despite their unhappiness, we were able to finish the meeting,” said Zuma.

• sabelo.nsele@witness.co.za

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