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ANC won't stop pay for mayor in jail

By Canaan Mdletshe | Oct 23, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE ANC in KwaZulu-Natal will not take immediate action against former eNdumeni municipality mayor Thandeka Nukani who is set for a lengthy trial for murder.

Nukani, is a full-time ward councillor.

She was arrested early this month and charged with attempted murder.

She allegedly conspired with her boyfriend Bongani Shangase and driver Peter Khumalo to have her nephew Siyabonga Nukani killed.

Last week the Utrecht magistrate's court denied Nukani bail.

She appeared in the Ladysmith high court yesterday and the trial date was set for May 24 next year.

Her nephew Siyabonga is serving 20 years in Waterval Prison for his role in the murder of ANC councillor, SACP leader and unionist Grishen Bujram in 2007 while Shangase was sentence to life imprisonment for the same crime.

But ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said the party was not going to act against Nukani, who also serves as an executive member in the Bhambatha region.

"The matter must be decided by the court. As the ANC we are not going to take any action.

"We want to allow the law to take its course but we are not going to provide any support either," Zikalala said.

He said Nukani was innocent until proven otherwise by the court.

"We will not be removing her from her position or responding to the current case," Zikalala said.

"It would be premature for us to take a decision, while the matter is before court."

This means Nukani will continue receiving her monthly salary of R17830 salary and cellphone allowance of R831 until she is sentence or released.


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