DA opens 2nd branch in Nkandla

2016-01-11 11:15
(Amanda Khoza, News24)

(Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Pietermaritzburg - President Jacob Zuma will request his proof of residence from a DA councillor when he retires, according to KZN DA leader Zwakele Mncwango.

Mncwango was interviewed by the The Witness shortly after he had officiated at a second branch opening in Nkandla on Sunday.

He said the DA intended to build a strong representation in Nkandla Municipality ahead of the 2016 elections.

The branch was opened in Nkandla ward 12, within the Ntingwe Tribal Authority Community. In December the DA opened a branch in ward 5 in Nkandla.

Mncwango conceded he did not expect victory in the 2016 elections in the municipality. “We are growing the party from grassroots level. You can’t come from zero and win the elections. We intend to gain a seat in the municipality.

“For now we will focus on improving the level of service delivery, so that when President Zuma retires he should receive service delivery from a DA-owned municipality and his proof of residence from a DA councillor,” said Mncwango.

Both the ANC and IFP are strongly represented in the municipality.

Mncwango welcomed more than 50 members at the launch of the branch yesterday.

The party elected Mlamuli Khumalo to head the branch in ward 5 and Jerome Myeza in ward 12.

The DA MPL in Uthungulu, Ann McDonnell, said they had started preparing the two new branches for the 2016 election.

“We have begun working even although we don’t have high hopes in the election, but [we would like] strong representation in the municipality,” she said.

McDonnell said the two branches were a response to requests from the community about how to grow the party in the area.

• thabang.mathebula@witness.co.za

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