KZN news bites: Ex-KZN EFF chair to attend MK manifesto launch

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KwaZulu-Natal. 

Nkandla – The former chairperson of the EFF in KwaZulu-Natal, Vusi Khoza, is playing his cards close to his chest.  There are widespread rumours that he has joined the Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party led by former president Jacob Zuma. Khoza, who was among the EFF MPs who were fired for failing to hire buses for supporters to go to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg for the party’s 10th anniversary, refused to confirm the move to Scrolla.Africa on Thursday. He only said he would join those gathering at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, where MK will launch its manifesto.  

KwaCeza – As the battle to control the land in KwaCeza, near Ulundi, heats up, the traditional leader of the Ndebele clan has produced evidence to back up claims that the disputed area falls under his jurisdiction. Inkosi Sibusiso Ndebele produced a map recognised by KZN’s cooperative governance and traditional affairs department to prove the area falls under him. However, Inyosi Buzetsheni Mdletshe has produced letters written by the late King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu giving him authority over the land. The disagreement over who owns the land and who can allocate sites to people who want to build homes is likely to drag on.

Eshowe – The members of the Zulu royal family backing Prince Simakade for the throne say Prince Mandlakapheli Zulu of the Ngudwini royal house is no longer the spokesperson for the prince and his royal supporters. On Wednesday, after Scrolla.Africa reported that Zulu had joined the MK party led by former president Jacob Zuma, they said in a statement that he was relieved of his duties in September last year. They also said members of the royal family close to the throne should be cautious when joining political parties so that the royal institution does not lose its impartial position.

Zululand – The chairperson of the municipal public accounts committee in the Zululand district municipality, Swelakhe Shelembe of the DA, is up in arms after a committee meeting was called in his name through a notice that used his forged signature. He has asked the municipal manager, Ntokozo Hlongwa, to retract the notice and apologise to the committee members, or he will take legal action. 

Durban – As part of his party’s stance on illegal immigration, Zwakele Mncwango, the premier candidate for ActionSA in the province, will hit the notorious Point area in Durban tomorrow to inspect hijacked buildings. Mncwango will also address the issue of illegal immigration and outline what his party intends to do to end it, should it take power in the province after the May 29 elections. 

Pictured above: Vusi Khoza confirmed that he will attend the MK Party’s manifesto launch in Soweto. 

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