ANC, DA in tussle over councillor

2014-07-02 00:00

AN ANC candidate councillor contesting by-elections in KwaDukuza Municipality is caught in a tug-of-war between the DA and his party. The DA yesterday claimed Rigby Heenan was one of their members despite the ANC naming him as a candidate in today’s by-elections for Ward 22.

The Witness was shown a DA membership card issued in Heenan’s name.

DA leader Sizwe Mchunu said Heenan had applied for party membership and it was granted. “We were shocked to see him as a candidate of the ANC. It is political opportunism at its best. This person never joined the DA for what it stands for,” Mchunu said.

Heenan said he had joined the DA for a few hours. The former IFP member said this was after he had been in talks with the ruling party for over year only for the ANC to make a move on the day he joined the DA.

Heenan said he resigned from the DA the same day he joined the ANC.

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