KwaDukuza ANCYL wants DD and MM removed

2016-12-14 06:03
 Photo: makhosandile zulu The ANCYL in Greater KwaDukuza Region treasurer John Phahla, deputy secretary Mcedisi Magubane, secretary Musa Zondi, chairperson Mfanafuthi Ngcobo and deputy chairperson Zamile Mdletshe.

Photo: makhosandile zulu The ANCYL in Greater KwaDukuza Region treasurer John Phahla, deputy secretary Mcedisi Magubane, secretary Musa Zondi, chairperson Mfanafuthi Ngcobo and deputy chairperson Zamile Mdletshe.

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THE ANC Youth League in the Greater KwaDukuza Region wants the Department of Education’s iLembe district director (DD) Thembinkosi Vilakazi and Mandeni municipal manager (MM) Lulamile Mapholoba to step down from their respective positions.

“The ANCYL is encouraging the Director of Education at iLembe, Miss T Vilakazi, to resign with immediate effect because the decline of matric results is happening under her stewardship. We also call for the resignation of Mr Lulamile Mapholoba as Mandeni municipal manager. We understand Mr Mapholoba to be factional and he has no respect for the political leadership of Mandeni Municipality,” said the league’s newly-elected regional secretary Musa Zondi during a press briefing at the organisation's regional offices on Thursday.

The league reached this consensus during its two-day fifth regional congress held last week in Ballito where new top five leaders were elected.

The league’s regional chairperson Mfanafuthi Ngcobo said the congress agreed that the youth league will adopt four worst performing schools – one from each of the local municipalities under iLembe – to assist in whatever way possible in an effort to make education fashionable and work towards improving the matric pass rate.

“We also took the decision which says that as part of making education fashionable, everyone who entered into governance through 40% must adopt one child and pay for their registration into an institute of higher learning,” Ngcobo said.

With regards to Vilakazi’s resignation, the league’s regional treasurer John Phahla said the “young lions” will engage with its mother party, Cosatu and the Department of Education, adding that if their call is not heeded the league would pursue other means to have the district director removed.

“It is not just the issue of the low pass rate, there are other issues, even if you go and look at the infrastructure of the schools, it's bad, those are some of the reasons we are asking for her to resign immediately,” Phahla said.

The league also called on all its members from Mandeni to desist from participating in mass protests which it said are organised by a faction seeking to tarnish the image of the political leadership in the municipality.

Zondi said this faction is formed by former ANC leaders who are aggrieved for not being re-elected as councillors.

“We cannot have an official who claims to be a politician. He is at the centre stage of most of the problems in that municipality,” he said about Mandeni’s municipal manager.

Ngcobo said the league’s concerns about Mapholoba are that he does not take instructions from the ANC and he does not run the municipality accordingly, saying that he runs it like a farm.
He said the league has concerns over the municipality’s recruitment processes and that Mapholoba is the main concern over this, and that the municipal manager is in cahoots with the “aggrieved” lot, calling Mapholoba a ‘polofficial’ – a politician and official.

“He is bringing in instability in general,” Ngcobo said.

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