ANC members want Zuma out

2018-08-15 06:00
ANC members outside City Hall on Monday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

ANC members outside City Hall on Monday.PHOTO: lethiwe makhanya

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“WE will not be led by a thief.”

This is what African National Congress members chanted as they picketed outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall this past Monday.

The members, who hailed from a number of wards, carried placards with the words“Thobani must go”on them. They accused Thobani Zuma, deputy mayor of Msunduzi Municipality of corruption and “running the municipality like his own house.”

Former Msunduzi ward councillor Sibusiso Mkhize, who led the march, said they will continue to fight until Zuma is gone. Mkhize told Echo that they want Zuma to be suspended like municipal manager, Sizwe Hadebe.

Hadebe was suspended earlier this month pending an investigation of alleged corruption which stemmed from the leak of an audio clip.

Zuma was also implicated in the alleged corruption.

In the clip, a voice allegedly belonging to Hadebe gives instruction to a subordinate to appoint a candidate who scored lower points than competitors during an interview.

“Both Zuma and Hadebe have been involved in two audio clips that were leaked where they were giving instructions on who must be hired even though that person did not meet the requirements or did not have the necessary documentation. They were also heard in another audio clip giving instruction on which contractor must be hired without following the right procedures.

“The municipality managed to suspend Hadebe but left Zuma, why? He also needs to be suspended until the investigations are complete and he is found not guilty. Until then we will not accept him as our deputy mayor. As ANC members, we want to go into the next years’s election without corruption,” he said.

Mkhize said if the municipality does not remove Zuma as the deputy mayor they will take further steps.

Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha was unavailable for comment.

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