Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala told a meeting of the captains of industry that the provincial government had kept its promise made at the same event last year, that it would intervene and ensure stability in local municipalities.
Zikalala, speaking on Thursday at the KZN Growth Coalition breakfast in uMhlanga, Durban, was referring to the ANC’s decision to remove mayors, deputy mayors, speakers and executive council members at Msunduzi and eThekwini municipalities.
“In Msunduzi we had a number of engagements, and together with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce we worked together to change the situation but it did not change.”
Zikalala said a task team, led by Trade and Investment KZN, was tasked to ensure there was a consolidated plan to grow business in the province.
“The new mayor, Mzi Thebolla, and the team will be equal to the task.