KZN News Bites: Community feasts on elephant meat

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Manguzi – Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife killed two stray elephants that travelled from Mpumalanga through Mozambique until they reached Manguzi in northern KZN. The killing sparked a feeding frenzy as the community of Manguzi skinned the elephants and feasted on them.

Durban – The South African National Civics Organisation, which is in alliance with the ANC, is close to sealing the fate of former president Jacob Zuma, who is openly backing the uMkhonto Wesizwe party and who was elected chairperson of the civic organisation in January last year. Sources in the party said the civic movement would announce its move against Zuma in the coming days.

Melmoth – The bid by Jindal, the Indian mining giant to mine iron ore in the northern KZN town of Melmoth, has met its second hurdle. That was after authorities found that its environmental protection plan was not up to scratch. In July last year, the community in the area protested, saying the mine wanted to interfere with the graves of their ancestors without a plan to properly relocate them.

Durban – The cabinet lekgotla of the KZN provincial government has started in Durban and is being led by Premier Nomusa Dube. Some of the topics to be discussed include the upcoming State of the Province Address, the state of the economy, finance, infrastructure development, youth employment, poverty alleviation programmes and many others.

Jozini – ActionSA in KZN has written to the MEC for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs asking her to launch an investigation into an alleged fraudulent transaction worth R1.46-million. The money was paid out using the name of a certain service provider, but the banking details do not correspond with the ones provided to the municipality. ActionSA chair in the province, Zwakele Mncwango, said the same dubious bank account has previously received money five times and she wants MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi to launch a forensic investigation into the matter.

Pictured above: Elephants (not the ones eaten by villagers in Manguzi). 

Image source: Stock


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