KZN News Bites: DA slams Cogta MEC

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Howick – The DA has slammed the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Bongi Sithole-Moloi, who suddenly rose “from her slumber” and jumped to investigate the DA-led Umngeni (Howick) local municipality after a recent Auditor General report. The DA says Sithole-Moloi has again exposed the ANC’s double standards when it comes to oversight and accountability as she has not acted against corruption in eThekwini and Msunduzi where her political party, the ANC, is in charge. 

Umzimkhulu – An unemployed woman from Umzimkhulu living with her son who has a disability, is facing eviction from a house after the owner came back and demanded they leave. The Mthethwa family has until Sunday to vacate the house and have nowhere to go.

Durban – More disputes emerged in the National Freedom Party (NFP) after a poster emerged showing that the party’s MP Ahmed Munzoor Shaik Emam has started a new political party called AM4C. Emam belonged to one of the NFP factions that were fighting for positions to lead the party. He did not answer his phone when called to comment on his new party.

Greytown – The troubled Abantu Batho Congress (ABC) of the Philani Mavundla faction has fired two of its councillors in KZN. In Umlalazi (Eshowe) local municipality, the party sacked Bongokwakhe Nzuza and replaced him with Amos Khanyile. In Umvoti (Greytown) local municipality, it sacked Mbuyiseni Majozi and replaced him with Mhlabunzima Bhengu. 

Jozini The Jozini municipality is under fire over R1.4-million that was paid into a personal account. The payment was picked up by an official last year after it was found that the account didn’t match that of the service provider. Municipal manager Jaconia Mngomezulu told the council meeting that they had opened a case of fraud at the local police station.

Pictured above: Bongi Sithole-Moloi. 

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