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uMhlathuze ward councillor resigns

The speaker has directed city manager, Nkosenye Zulu, to declare a vacancy with the IEC

A week after surviving an assassination attempt, Lindokuhle Ndlovu has resigned as uMhlathuze Ward 13 councillor.

His resignation was confirmed on Wednesday by council speaker Tobias Gumede.

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According to Gumede, Ndlovu cited ‘discussions with his family as the basis for his decision to step down as councillor’.

The speaker has directed city manager, Nkosenye Zulu, to declare a vacancy with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) paving the way for a by-election to elect a new councillor.

Ward 13 of uMhlathuze Municipality encompasses the eMpembeni, Madaka, and Mabuyeni areas outside eSikhaleni.

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