Councillors deny muthi claims

2015-11-11 06:01
Photo: ntuntu dweba Addressing the media on Wednesday (from left) Cllr Ntobeko Mavuka, GKM mayor Nosisa Jojozi and DA  Cllr Lwanda Madikizela.

Photo: ntuntu dweba Addressing the media on Wednesday (from left) Cllr Ntobeko Mavuka, GKM mayor Nosisa Jojozi and DA Cllr Lwanda Madikizela.

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THE Greater Kokstad Municipality Mayor Nosisa Jojozi and Cllr Ntobeko Mavuka have distanced themselves from accusations that some ANC councillors­ are allegedly practicing witchcraft.

Speaking at a media briefing in the Kokstad Council Chamber on Wednesday, the mayor said it is very low to respond to the question of witchcraft.

This comes after the Fever exposed the claims of some ANC councillors when they confessed they had approached an Umzimkhulu sangoma to get muthi to bewitch municipal speaker Zolani Mhlongo.

It was in a leadership meeting, said to be held in the municipal boardroom, when some ANC councillors confessed about their dirty work against the speaker.

“I have read the allegations in the newspaper and am not sure to which leadership meeting they were referring, but as leadership we are taking Kokstad very seriously.
“The Kokstad community won’t benefit from witchcraft. The community won’t take us seriously if we are discussing witchcraft instead of discussing issues that will benefit the community of Kokstad,” said Jojozi.

She said whoever took such lies to the media is a liar and if they think that lies will make them a hero, in fact, they will make them a zero.

Mavuka, although he was not part of the leadership meeting, said he believes the witchcraft allegations are lies.
He said the person on whose life a murder attempt was allegedly made should have opened a case with the police. “If there are challenges in our organisation, let us deal with those and not entertain stupid things like muthi stories,” he said.

However, Fever can confirm that people at the meeting confirmed there was a confession, despite the mayor and Mavuka dismissing the allegations.

Councillors at the meeting are asking who is fooling who - Mavuka or the mayor.

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