South Africa, Durban – The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it has submitted 13 names of members who have to step aside.
According to reports, ANC provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, said that the final decision on who would step aside and who should not be taken by the national executive committee (NEC).
Meanwhile, out of the 13 members who are accused are councillors in eThekwini. Among them are Sithenjwa Nyawose and Mthokozisi Nojiyeza who are accused of committing fraud during the issuing of waste tenders for Umlazi township.
However, the ruling party is facing a tussle on what to do with the likes of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and former MEC and deputy provincial chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu who were cleared by the provincial integrity commission.
An insider told the Media that Magashule is not going to be removed.
“Zuma insists that the powers to remove the SG (secretary-general) lies with branches, not the NEC and he told Magashule to stick around. That is the official position, only branches will decide the fate of the SG,” said the source close to Zuma.