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KZN newsbites: ActionSA determined to serve despite poor performance

Sihle Mavuso presents the latest news from KZN.

Durban – The chairperson of ActionSA in the province, Zwakele Mncwango, says he will continue serving as a councillor in the eThekwini municipality and get the party’s structures ready for the 2026 local government elections. Mncwango’s undertaking comes after the party’s dismal performance in the province where it could not even make it to the provincial legislature. To have the province represented in the National Assembly, ActionSA has appointed Alan Beesly, a former councillor in eThekwini, to move to Cape Town.

Matimatolo – The son of the mayor of Umvoti (Greytown) local municipality who went missing almost over a week ago and was later found dead will be laid to rest on Wednesday in Greytown (Matimatolo area). Nkosinathi Philani Mavundla, the son of Philani PG Mavundla, who is also the president of the ABC (Abantu Batho Congress), went missing while in Matimatolo. The Mavundla family has not provided further details regarding the mysterious death.

Newcastle – The first wave of by-elections to determine the future government of Newcastle’s local municipality will be held next week. The municipality, currently governed by the IFP, will have its first by-elections at Ward 5 next week. The next by-elections will be next month and up for grabs is the ward of Musa Shukela Thwala of Team Sugar South Africa who has fallen out with the IFP and has joined forces with the EFF and the ANC.

Tongaat – Rise Mzansi in KwaZulu-Natal has started a campaign to collect donations that will be used to help the victims of the tornado that ripped through Tongaat last week and flattened the area. The party says it is looking for essential donations like clothes, food, building materials and toiletries. Those who wish to donate can contact Shakespear Baleni on 061 126 3190

Nongoma – One of King Misuzulu’s right-hand men and long-time backers was also baptised and formally joined the Shembe church alongside the Zulu King yesterday in Nongoma. Popular traditional herbalist Thulani “Dr 3 Second” Nkwanyana stood alongside the king during the high-profile baptism at KwaKhangela royal palace when His Holiness Unyazi LweZulu baptised them and became a fully-fledged member of the African traditional church.

Pictured above: Zwakele Mncwango will remain in eThekwini.

Source: Supplied