Copesville residents in Pietermaritzburg want ANC’s Madlala as councillor despite criminal charges

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Msunduzi Municipality Ward 29 councillor, Spha Madlala, wants to return to his position despite facing corruption charges.
Msunduzi Municipality Ward 29 councillor, Spha Madlala, wants to return to his position despite facing corruption charges.
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Copesville residents want a man who is facing criminal charges to become their councillor.

Msunduzi ward 29 residents are preparing for a confrontation with the ANC leadership over the party’s decision to exclude people facing criminal charges from its councillor candidate list. This is after the residents nominated ANC Msunduzi councillor, Spha Madlala — who is facing corruption charges at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court — as their preferred ward councillor candidate for ward 29.

While the ANC provincial leadership accepted that ordinarily the residents had the last say on who becomes their ward councillor candidate, the party yesterday made it clear that it would reject Madlala.

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