Durban - Two days after announcing who will replace axed former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and senior councillor Mondli Mthembu, among others, the ANC in KZN is facing a dilemma as some of the members have not officially vacated their positions.
As a result, the party was on Saturday still pleading with Gumede and the entire executive council to resign by Monday, 26 August 2019. The party's provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli asked the team to resign via SMS. The SMS was on Saturday later leaked to Independent Media's politics desk.
In the SMS, Ntuli asked them to vacate their positions. He further apologises to them for sending an SMS instead of writing formal letters, saying he was in no position to write the formal letters.
The others who were meant to get the message was Nelly Nyanisa (chief whip), Sipho Kaunda, Zama Sokhabase, William Mapena (speaker) and former acting mayor, Fawzia Peer.
"Firstly, I wish to deeply and humbled apologise that I am sending an SMS instead of either a formal letter or phone call. I am currently in a position where I cannot write or make calls to all of you comrades," Ntuli begins.