Durban - As if the challenge of fixing municipalities in KZN is not enough, the top five of the ANC’s provincial executive committee has now been summoned to appear at Luthuli House on Monday.
According to three party insiders, the leadership is set to be grilled for appointing Mxolisi Kaunda as eThekwini mayor allegedly without the approval of the top national executive committee as per the ANC’s constitution on the appointments of mayors in metros and other economic hubs.
“What I know is that they have been summoned to Luthuli House to explain their decision to appoint mayors without consulting the top six... Remember that Zandile Gumede and Mondli Mthembu visited Luthuli House to complain about the way they were being treated by the provincial leadership,” one well placed ANC insider said.
Another insider said the Luthuli house meeting was due to the fact that Gumede had allegedly delivered a dossier to the party’s secretary-general Ace Magashulu detailing how she was accused of corruption she never committed.
However, ANC KZN spokesman Ricardo Mthembu denied that the mooted meeting had anything to do with the chaos in eThekwini after Kaunda’s inauguration and the rest of the council, scheduled to take place on Thursday, was postponed.