Durban - SACP leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have contradicted each other regarding the provincial cabinet appointment of Peggy Nkonyeni.
Nkonyeni was among the 10 members of the new provincial cabinet announced on Monday. In 2012, corruption charges against her and current ANC deputy provincial chairperson Mike Mabuyakhulu involving a R144million water purification plant were dropped.
While SACP provincial chairperson James Nxumalo welcomed Nkonyeni’s appointment as Public Works and Human Settlements MEC, his counterpart, the party’s second deputy provincial secretary, Msizi Nhlapo, expressed outrage.
Nhlapo said Nkonyeni, an SACP member, would not represent the views of the SACP.
“Peggy is not there for the party. She is there as a leader of the ANC and had nothing to do with the SACP,” said Nhlapo.