ActionSA Queries eThekwini City Manager on Durban Metro Police leading MK Motorcade.

ActionSA has sent a letter to the City Manager of eThekwini Metro Municipality, Mr. Musa Mbhele, requesting an explanation for why the Durban Metro Police Services were leading the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) motorcade that recently took place in the City of Durban.

The eThekwini Municipality appears to be using public assets and funds to finance political party events. It recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Durban International Convention Centre to allocate over R5 million in taxpayer money to pay for the ANC Women’s League elective conference.

While there have been reports that have linked the eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda to have allegedly used Municipal assets to fund the MK, the visibility of the Durban Metro Police leading the motorcade coveys a wealth of information.

In our letter to Mr Mbhele, we have requested that he furnish us with information relating to the visibility of the Durban Metro at the motorcade and reveal:

  1. What was the rationale behind the Durban Metro Police leading the political motorcade?
  2. In what capacity was the Durban Metro Police leading the motorcade?
  3. Who gave the green light to the Metro Police to lead the motorcade?

While we anticipate that the City Manager might deny knowledge of this, which is an ever-growing trend amongst the ANC-led Municipality, nevertheless, we will press for answers.

To the people of KwaZulu-Natal, this demonstrates that the MK has begun using and abusing power as well as municipal resources well before getting elected, validating that the MK operates within the ANC.

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