KZN news bites: ActionSA takes eThekwini to court 

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Durban – ActionSA is taking the ANC-run eThekwini municipality to court over its alleged failure to fully account for the R1.5-billion that was given to it to repair sewer infrastructure following the April 2022 floods. According to Zwakele Mncwango, ActionSA’s chairperson in the province, R123-million is unaccounted for and the sewer infrastructure remains unrepaired over two years after the disaster. ActionSA on Monday filed a supplementary affidavit in the Durban High Court where it is trying to force the municipality to fulfil its duties and repair the infrastructure.

Ulundi – Advisors to King Misuzulu KaZwelithini have taken offence at Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, for demanding to see the Zulu King so that the King can clarify some of the comments he made when he met with amakhosi in Ulundi on Thursday last week. Professor Jabulani Maphalala and millionaire Philani Mavundla wrote an open letter to Didiza and told her that she must stay clear of the issues of the Zulu nation. 

Inanda – The water woes in Ngoqokazi, Inanda in the north of Durban continue without hope of repair. The area has been without water for years now. Residents told Scrolla.Africa even the water tankers that used to supply water have cut their trips. Sometimes they go for three days without seeing a tanker. The water woes in the area come after several areas like Folweni, Adams and Lindelani continue to report frequent water cuts. 

Hillcrest – The Association of School Governing Boards (SGBs) has criticised the failure of some parents to take part in the election of members of the boards. This came out of a conference of SGBs in Durban on Monday. Parents were reminded that SGBs are crucial for the smooth running of schools. 

Pietermaritzburg – A former student of Ramatha Primary School in Northdale in Pietermaritzburg has teamed up with local businesses to buy laptops for the school’s administration. Zekhethelo Ndlovu who is now a communication executive at Eskom in Mpumalanga teamed up with Mngadimed and Powerpoint Lifestyle to raise funds and buy the laptops. Speaking after leading the handover, Msunduzi (Pietermaritzburg) Mayor Mzi Thebolla said they hope the donation will help the school’s education system.

Pictured above: ActionSA’s Zwakele Mncwango claims that millions meant for sewers in eThekwini are unaccounted for. 

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