Durban – Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addressed eThekwini Municipality councillors on Wednesday morning, but made no mention of criminally-charged mayor Zandile Gumede, an unresolved issue that has been plaguing the metro.
Dlamini-Zuma was speaking at the Durban City Hall during a full council sitting.
She told councillors that her visit was part of a nationwide assessment of municipalities to ensure good governance and constitutional adherence.
“We need to work together and ensure that citizens get what they deserve. It is also important that tourists feel safe and we have functioning inner cities.”
The minister said that when she was in eThekwini last week, she saw a media report that businesses wanted to leave the city because of crime and filth.