KZN ANC downplays ‘tensions’ claim

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has dismissed reports that suggest that tension, as a result of the party’s candidates selection process for the upcoming municipal elections, has spiralled out of control.

The party is holding a two-day lekgotla in Mfolozi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Tensions have been reported in some party-organised community meetings over the party’s candidate selection process.

The lekgotla will also take stock of the provincial government’s performance as well municipalities under the party’s control.

“The process of selecting candidates for the ANC, we are very confident that we will meet the national deadline of ensuring that we complete that process by the end of this month or early next month. We have observed that in some instances there are tensions because obviously when there is contestation, the election of a councillor to a greater extent also has to do with employment and off course in that situation there will be a contestation but at the moment we are of the firm view that the process has not gone out of hand. We are still in charge of the process,” says ANC Provincial spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli.



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