No one should die to be a councillor – Cosatu

2016-06-12 17:06
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Pietermaritzburg – No one should die to be a councillor, no one should die to be a candidate councillor, so let us stop killing each other, pleaded Cosatu president, Sdumo Dlamini, on Sunday.

“If there are issues, let us sit down and clear the issue. There is no other party better than the ANC; we are rallying behind the ANC for this election,” said Dlamini.

He was speaking at the ANC’s provincial manifesto launch at the Harry Gwala Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal.

The manifesto launch comes amid high tensions in the province as several ANC members have been killed in the lead up to the August 3 elections. About 10 people have been killed in the province so far.

Chairperson of the House of Traditional Leaders in KwaZulu-Natal, Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza, echoed Dlamini’s statements and called for calm in province.

“We urge everyone in South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal to go out on August 3 to vote. We want piece and stability in townships and rural areas so that when August 3 comes, the likes of Mandela should be proud of us. We want a peaceful election.

“There is no other party that will lead the people of South Africa,” Chiliza said. 

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