KZN ANC criticises 'undignified' arrests

KZN ANC criticises 'undignified' arrests

Anger is boiling in the ANC over the way arrests of some party members are being carried out.  

Screengrab - @Nushera

The KwaZulu-Natal leadership says it reads like a movie script.

"This Hollywood style appears as though we are intending to embarrass rather than deal with the content of the problem," Mdumiseni Ntuli said.

Ntuli says they've written a letter of complaint to the party's national leadership and want the president to intervene. 

Ntuli has confirmed that eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede and her co-accused Mondli Mthembu have been asked to step aside - as the ANC investigates the fraud and corruption charges against them.  

ALSO READ: Criticism of Zandile Gumede matter not entirely unfair: KZN ANC

Ntuthuko Mahlaba, the mayor of Newcastle, has also been put on a 30-day leave of absence pending a murder investigation against him. 

"We want to put before [the president] our deep-seated concern that some of these arrests are sending a signal that we are intolerant to wrongdoing. The manner in which they are being done creates a perception of political manipulation and conspiracy. We want to put that before the president. We want to say investigate arrests - but in a dignified way," Mahlaba said. 

NOW READ: eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede granted R50k bail in DSW corruption case

Missed a Newswatch bulletin 2

Show's Stories