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WATCH: KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala chased out of heated council meeting

WATCH: KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala chased out of heated council meeting to elect uMkhanyakude district mayor (

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala had to be shielded by way of his bodyguards and armed law enforcement officials when angry councillors prevented him from talking at a council assembly to go with the new mayor of uMkhanyakude district municipality.

The stunning incident, in which a visible shaken Zikalala turned into visible hiking down from talking on the assembly, came about on Monday in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Videos of Zikalala being verbally abused and insulted with the aid of the indignant councillors become trending on social media systems by Monday afternoon. It is doubtful what brought about the indignant assault on Zikalala.

The uMkhanyakude district municipality is being heavily contested via the IFP and the ANC.

By midday on Monday, the ANC become able to get its former mayor, Solomon Mkhombo, elected as speaker of the district municipality, which includes the likes of Jozini, Mtubatuba, Hlabisa Big five and Mhlabuyalingana neighborhood municipalities and has its headquarters in Mkuze.


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During the heated verbal showdown, one councillor is visible pointing fingers at Zikalala, traumatic that he have to go away the area where the meeting changed into taking area.

“Akaphume lona, phuma! This one should leave, depart!” the councillor is heard and visible yelling at Zikalala, banging the table in front of the most efficient.

Another councillor, wearing a black match, is heard shouting at Zikalala: “We don’t trust you, go away now!”.

Officers in uniform are visible forming a human guard around Zikalala at the same time as he slowly withdraws from the area, as demanded via the angry crowd of councillors.

The unnamed programme director ultimately yields to the demand that Zikalala need to leave and may be heard telling the meeting that he's going to now not speak.

“Okay, councillors, please get back on your seats, we will pass this object, the optimal will not talk, okay,” the programme director says.



Meanwhile, the KZN Government has responded to the IOL report.

Lennox Mabaso, the pinnacle of KZN Provincial Government stated it became no longer real to mention Zikalala changed into chased away on the inaugural sitting of uMkhanyakude District Council meeting.

“Yes, there was a factor whilst the Premier become invited and ascended to the rostrum. A group of few councillors who have been rowdy on the grounds that the beginning of the meeting persisted to be disruptive and noisy.

“The Premier who attended as the Champion of the district deployed through Cabinet quietly left the podium and walked to his seat.

“This he did to prevent the deliberate purpose of having his name getting used to disintegrate the Council meeting. “If the Premier wanted to deal with the assembly he could have executed so. The Premier understood the larger image which was to get the human beings of uMkhanyakude, a management to transform their lives.

“It is unfortunate that this subjective interpretation is being given out of context and the entire tale of a successful meeting stewarded underneath the watchful steerage of the Premier is being neglected and deliberately distorted.

“We reject the realization that the Premier was chased” he said.

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