ETHEKWINI Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda is accused of abusing their abilities by controlling information that would be “politically damaging”.
The accusations had been levelled by resistance functions after an executive committee conference that they boycotted it absolutely was poor while they thought.
On Monday, Kaunda delivered a notice to exco councillors informing all of them that yesterday early morning there is a exco this is certainly unique, as well as on the schedule had been a solitary product becoming talked about. It absolutely was reported that the product had been an committee that is“in (under private issues) product.
The resistance events declined to reveal the type associated with product towards the news it absolutely was unlawful to show such information and might entice sanction while they stated. The events stated they boycotted the conference as private simply because they thought there clearly was no reason to classify it.
They stated this is a effort this is certainly blatant suppress information through the general public underneath the cloak of privacy, incorporating it had been an punishment associated with energy awarded to your mayor to classify products.
DA councillor Nicole Graham stated: “The product regarding the schedule ended up being simply problem this is certainly politically painful and sensitive the mayor most likely simply desired to keep out from the news, there was clearly absolutely nothing about any of it that has been confidential. We feel it was misuse associated with guidelines of purchase procedure, only concealing politically painful and sensitive information to avoid a governmental backlash. whilst it’s the prerogative associated with seat (the mayor) to classify issues as confidential,”
IFP councillor Mdu Nkosi stated they didn’t have a challenge aided by the product that has been becoming talked about, due to the fact municipality possessed a standing plan to address things which can be such.
“We are having issues this is certainly really serious this product is put as being a confidential matter – under private issues you destination things that are meant to be considered a key; you’ll find nothing secretive about the product that has been is talked about.
“We believe the Mayor ended up being defectively suggested about this concern, this produces unneeded conflict.”
Mayoral representative Mluleki Mntungwa stated he’d never be in a position to talk from the matter while he would not know very well what the resistance users had been talking about.