Zikalala urges parties to be patient with transition post LGE

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has urged all political parties who will govern municipalities for the political transition to take place before demanding assets and keys for buildings.

The province has over 20 municipalities that different political parties will co-govern post Local Government Elections.

Zikalala says last week just after the release of the 2021 Local Government Elections there wer e events of some political parties who had hurled insults at municipal workers, demanded keys for certain buildings.

Addressing the media in Durban, Zikalala described this behaviour as unconstitutional.

“We trust that parties will work out well with each other and avoid ear trips that may end up paralyzing the municipality and have the delivery of service. No one should drop the baton for it is the very same light of our people which we speak to ensure that it is developed. Elected representatives need to waste no time enduring that they finalize this process within the set time frame,” says Zikalala.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala briefs the media on the reconstruction of councils after LGE

Zikalala also says the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department will conduct training for all councillors to enable them to understand their roles.

“This is intended to capacitate councillors with the understanding of their leadership role, legislation which is applicable to local government, key municipal processes, and key concepts such as the district development model and the community centred service delivery.”