Mxolisi Kaunda deployed to NCOP

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed the deployment of eThekwini Municipality Mayor  Mxolisi Kaunda to the National Council of Provinces.

Several political parties have called for Kaunda to step down, citing the deterioration of the former favourite tourist destination under his watch. 


Kaunda served as the MEC for Transport, Community, and Liaison until his redeployment to eThekwini Municipality in August 2019.

The party said that as it ushers in a new era following the national and provincial elections, it identifies key areas that require urgent focus.

“We strongly believe that, with his experience, Cde Mxolisi Kaunda has a vital role in the NCOP.

“We thank him for his dedication during the most difficult period, such as the ravaging floods, the outbreak of COVID-19, and many other challenges. Equally, we thank him for serving the people of eThekwini with dedication,” ANC KZN spokesperson Mafika Mndebele said. 


Mndebele said that as they start a new chapter, they will extend a hand of cooperation to all the people of eThekwini across all political lines. 

The spokesperson said leaders of different political parties are welcome to play an oversight role to ensure clean governance and speed in service delivery.

“Our view as the ANC is that real politics involving all political parties in the council should be about efforts to meet the needs of the people. 

“Collectively, we must ensure that the new change post-election is felt positively by residents in informal settlements, townships, suburbs, business offices, industrial areas, and all corners of the city.

“Finally, we will announce as a matter of urgency after consultation with relevant structures and leaders who will replace Mxolisi Kaunda,” Mndebele said.

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