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TV personality joins a political party as a councillor

01 October 2021

Written by Sphe J Hadebe

Pretoria- With only a month left before the local government elections which will take place on 1 November, a lot of unexpected news has happened.

The IEC have tried to change the elections date for Feburary but got rejected by the Constitutional court which informed the Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs to select a date in early November.

The ANC as well had a predicament for the very first time when they could not submit the names of candidates on time as they missed the deadline. Luckily for them, IEC gave them some time to put the candidates that they missed.

With all of this happening, another unexpected news is that these elections will see for the first time, a TV personality contesting the ward councillor candidate position.

In one of the most surprising announcements recently in the political space, Kuli Roberts has been announced as a councillor candidate for the African Transformation Movement (ATM) in Tshwane.

Taking to social media on Wednesday evening, Mzwanele Manyi announced that Roberts had joined the “winning team”.

“The one and only @kuliroberts has joined the winning team. Servant Kuli has signed up to serve the people of South Africa. Servant Kuli is ATM Councillor Candidate for Ward 65 in Tshwane. We wish her well,” Manyi tweeted.

Kuli took to her socials and explained the motive of deciding to be on the political landscape as her fans never assumed her being a politician.

She was responding to the congratulatory messages on social media, Roberts said she just wanted to make her area safe to live in.

“Well I’ve been at it for decades. We need to do better and there are many of us. Instead of burning the Schools, lets extend them. I’m all about living in a safe area where they know how to install water meters and don’t estimate electricity usage or claim to have undercharged,” she told one of her followers.

Inasmuch as her move to political landscape is met with lot of expectations, however not everyone is happy for her, most particularly, the controversial Ntsiki Mazwai.

As it's known, Ntsiki is not one to miss an opportunity to express her views, she said that she was not here for gossip mongers becoming leaders.

“Remember when I was still young and Sunday World used to drag me every week..... Every week I was content as intlekisa..... That was boKuli Roberts......So erm.... Miss me on gossip mongers turning leaders,” she said.


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