Dambuza councillor could lose seat

2013-01-08 00:00

DAMBUZA councillor Mtuza Mkhize could find himself out in the cold as he is one of the councillors fingered in the ANC task team report into irregularities in the nomination of councillors during the 2011 municipal elections.

Last week The Witness reported on the recommendations of the task team on the manipulation of candidate lists in the last municipal election. The task team, which was led by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, recommended that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal must redo the elections of 11 councillors.

Mkhize was one of the councillors named in the report, which said nomination and selection processes in Dambuza should be done again.

Members of the SA Communist Party complained that they had been excluded from the nomination process. There were also complaints to the task team of violence at branch meetings in the lead-up to the nomination process.

Dlamini-Zuma said in her report she believed the nominations were manipulated because three other nominees withdrew, leaving Mkhize as the only candidate. There was also a problem because he did not live in the ward.

Mkhize declined to respond when contacted yesterday. He had not seen the report and would wait for the party leadership to deal with the matter, he said.

The chairperson of the Moses Mabhida regional executive committee (REC), Alpha Shelembe, was also accused in the report of having manipulated the list processes. He said yesterday he had no comment to make because the matter was “all speculation in the media”. He said the REC had not received a copy of the report.

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