Ruling party to probe election ruckus

2016-02-10 06:00

A DISPUTE over who should lead a northern ward into the local government election will lead to an internal probe by the ANC.

A source, who attended the Ward 35 meeting at Sobantu Hall, but asked not to be named, said a group attempted to put forward their selected candidate circumventing the normal nomination process. The regional ANC confirmed the dispute.

According to the source, the Monday night meeting, which over 500 people are said to have attended, voted for Sandile Dlamini to lead the ward - which includes Lincoln Meade and Mountain Rise - in the 2016 election. “People were given the opportunity to ask questions, but a group of people came to disrupt it and occupy the hall.”

ANC Umungundlovu regional secretary­ Mzi Zuma confirmed the disruption.

“Holding these meetings is part of the process of nominating a councillor. There was a small group of people who voiced their displeasure about how the process was handled. At this point we don’t have specifics on their complaint, but we will have in due course. Despite their unhappiness, we were able to finish the meeting,” said Zuma.

He said appeasing everyone in a ward is difficult, but they will look into their complaints. Dlamini referred all queries to the ANC regional office while the incumbent councillor Thandi Matiwane said she had been admitted to hospital and had not yet been briefed about the meeting. - WR.

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