Pietermaritzburg - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Moses Mabhida Region and Msunduzi Municipality (Pietermaritzburg) on Wednesday have dismissed rumours that Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo has resigned or that his deputy Thobani Zuma has been arrested.
The comments from the two structures followed rumours circulating on Tuesday evening about the two leaders. The rumours were compounded by Njilo’s absence from a regular council sitting on Wednesday, with many suggesting that he had resigned following mounting problems at the municipality.
Although Zuma attended the council meeting, this did little to quell the speculation over his future and that of the mayor.
Msunduzi Municipality’s acting spokesperson Ntobeko Ngcobo said the municipality was operating without any problems. She admitted that the past 24 hours had been difficult for the municipality amid the rumours and speculation.
“The municipality would like to advise members of the public that there is no truth in the rumours that the mayor has resigned. The mayor could not attend the meeting as he is on sick leave,” Ngcobo said.