Buthelezi re-appointment challenged

2012-07-24 00:00

OPPOSITION parties in Ulundi Local Municipality have challenged the reappointment of Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s daughter as municipal manager.

Princess Sibuyiselwe Buthelezi has held the position for the past five years. In a joint statement, the National Freedom Party and ANC accused the IFP-led municipality of reappointing her only because she is Buthelezi’s daughter.

NFP’s Ulundi secretary, Senzo Shwazi, said Buthelezi’s contract with the municipality should not have been renewed because she was not qualified for the position.

Ulundi Mayor Njingase Manana said Buthelezi had served the municipality with distinction.

Lennox Mabaso of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said the department was looking into the allegations.

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