Durban - The firebrand secretary of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in KZN Thanduxolo Sabelo has been appointed to the all powerful 11-member executive committee (exco), the de-facto cabinet of the eThekwini municipality, taking his first government job.
The ANC occupies eight of the seats and the rest are shared by the DA and the Inkatha Freedom Party.
The move is seen in some quarters of the party as trying to build Sabelo's political profile as he is said to be eyeing a senior political position in the eThekwini region after it became clear that his one time ambition of succeeding former ANC youth league president Collen Maine fell flat due to his age.
Following a meeting of the ANC KZN's deployment committee held until late on Wednesday, the committee brought back Sipho Kaunda, a former exco member who vacated his seat when the party forced former mayor Zandile Gumede and her entire exco team to vacate their seats.
Independent Media understands that two more councillors were appointed to the exco but was unable to verify that information with the party.