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ANC warns Izinduna as tension simmer

The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal has called on Izindunas (Chiefs) to refrain from telling people not to register to vote.

The Izinduna are regarded as the eyes and ears of traditional chiefs in rural areas.

The chiefs are currently locked in a bitter fight with government over what they believe are salaries due to them.

The tensions between government and the chiefs have been simmering for some time now. They say government owes them more than R200 million in salaries.

But government says it is still sourcing the funds to assist in the situation.

Some of the chiefs are reportedly ordering people not to register to vote for the upcoming local government elections.

However the ANC Chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, says the president is going to sit down with the chiefs and negotiate a way forward.

King Bhekabantu Khuzwayo says that the issue of chief’s salaries should be sorted out differently.

– By SABC

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