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The Mzinyathi district municipality in Dundee, northern KwaZulu-Natal, is holding a special workshop for its councillors over tensions from an incident where kwaito group Big Nuz was prevented from performing.
The musicians were barred from performing because they were perceived to be affiliated to the ANC.
Big Nuz is made up of Mandla Maphumulo, Mzi Mkhwanazi and Sbusiso Khomo.
Last Friday the group was booked to perform in Msinga, where the district mayor Mbangiseni Yengwa was reporting back to the community on development projects.
IFP councillor Tyson Kunene allegedly accusedthe group of being affiliated to the ANC.
He suggested that the group should not perform because "we cannot allow people who are known ANC affiliates to perform at our function".
The group returned to Durban without performing.
Yesterday, mayor Yengwa told Sowetan: "What happened on Friday was shameful. We can't associate artists with politics.
"To avoid the same situation from happening again, we have decided to hold this workshop."
Yengwa said it had since transpired that the accusations were not true.
"We need to go back to the group and apologise.
"Also, our people, especially the youth, deserve an apology from us as the municipality."