ANC in KZN to engage Ramaphosa over 'undignified' arrests

ANC in KZN to engage Ramaphosa over 'undignified' arrests

There is rising anger within the ANC over the way arrests of some party members are being carried out.  

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The KwaZulu-Natal leadership told the media after its provincial executive committee lekgotla that it reads like a movie script.

"This Hollywood-style appears as though we are intending to embarrass rather than deal with the content of the problem," provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli said on Tuesday. 

Ntuli confirmed they've written a letter of complaint to the party's national leadership and want the president to intervene. 

Ntuli has confirmed that eThekwini Mayor, Zandile Gumede and her co-accused Mondli Mthembu have been asked to step aside - as the ANC investigates the fraud and corruption charges against them.  

Ntuthuko Mahlaba, the mayor of Newcastle, has also been put on a 30-day leave of absence pending a murder investigation against him. 

"We want to put before [the president] our deep-seated concern that some of these arrests are sending a signal that we are intolerant to wrongdoing. The manner in which they are being done creates a perception of political manipulation and conspiracy. We want to put that before the president. We want to say investigate arrests - but in a dignified way," Ntuli said. 

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