KZN News Bites: Penny Ntuli dumps Gagasi FM

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal.

Durban –  Popular radio presenter Penny Ntuli has dumped Gagasi FM after the Durban-based commercial radio station offered her a contract that would have seen her earning R2,800 a month. Ntuli took to social media on Monday and posted the contract, laying bare how the radio station tried to “exploit” her and move her to a less popular night show. Her revelations have led other former employees of the radio station to allege that they were underpaid for years. 

Ulundi – The National Freedom Party (NFP) has written to the Zululand district municipality notifying it that it is recalling its councillor, Bethuel Nxumalo. Nxumalo is known for defying his party by voting with the IFP even though the NFP has a coalition pact with the ANC. His defiance and court battles with his party helped the IFP to retain the municipality. Nxumalo will be replaced by Ivan Barnes, the president of the NFP. 

Ezimbokodweni – The community of Ezimbokodweni (ward 93) in the ANC-led eThekwini municipality has joined other areas in the south of the city in picketing and demanding water from the municipality. This is after the area has been without water for almost a week. Residents on Monday morning blocked the main road connecting it with KwaMakhutha and Umlazi, in a bid to force the municipality to hear them out and restore their water services. 

Kokstad – The service delivery protest against the ANC-led Greater Kokstad local municipality by the EFF was overshadowed by a counter-march by the ANC, which accused the EFF of trying to gain popularity at the expense of the people. The EFF’s march was led by Marshal Dlamini, its secretary-general. 

Dundee – The Jacob Zuma-backed MK Party in Dundee in northern KwaZulu-Natal is fuming after its gigantic elections billboard in the centre of the town was removed overnight. MK alleges the billboard was removed on Sunday night by its political opponents, who it says are worried about its growing popularity in the area. It has since opened a case with the police and reported the matter to the Independent Electoral Commission. Early this month, ActionSA alleged that its elections billboard outside Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was removed and opened a case with the police.

Pictured above: The MK Party billboard that was removed in Dundee. 

Image source: Supplied


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