Twists and turns in power tussle

The suspension of the head of the KwaZulu-Natal department of agriculture and environmental affairs, Modidima Mannya, has taken a new twist.

It is alleged that chairman of the portfolio committee, Yatima Nahara, has pledged to support Mannya against MEC Mtholephi Mthimkhulu and Premier S'bu Ndebele.

A highly-placed source claimed that Mannya met with finance MEC Zweli Mkhize in January to brief him.

"He came back boasting that Mthimkhulu would be leaving the department and he with Nhara would take over.- Mhlaba Memela