Durban – The mayor of the second largest municipality in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that he and his fellow African National Congress (ANC) executive committee (Exco) members have been "redeployed".
The move was expected following a special meeting of the party’s provincial leadership (PEC) that started on Sunday and ended late on Monday night.
Msunduzi Municipality (Pietermaritzburg area) mayor Themba Njilo confirmed the ‘redeployment’ with media outside the party’s headquarters in Durban on Tuesday.
“It was a bad meeting but it wasn’t a long meeting because the PEC officials told us that the work that they have given to us has now come to an end. As from today, they were waiting for letters from leadership to tell us where to go from here,” said Njilo.
Also axed were deputy mayor Thobani Zuma and speaker Jabu Ngcobo.