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Calls for IFP deputy mayor to resign amid allegations of orchestrating CIT heist

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  • The deputy mayor of the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality may face a movement of no confidence if he doesn’t resign by Wednesday.
  • Deputy Mayor Sthabiso Dladla was implicated in a cash-in-transit heist final week.
  • IFP KZN provincial chairperson Thami Ntuli says the allegations are baseless and with out benefit.

The DA says it would this week name for a movement of no confidence within the deputy mayor of the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality, Sthabiso Dladla, and ask him to step down following allegations of his alleged involvement in a cash-in-transit heist that occurred final Wednesday.

Dladla has been implicated in a cash-in-transit heist the place it’s alleged three safety guards have been travelling in an armoured car from Estcourt to their Ladysmith base after they have been ambushed about 10km exterior Estcourt on the R103.

On Thursday, two suspects have been arrested in reference to the incident. An undisclosed amount of money is believed to have been discovered on the suspects, and many of the cash was broken. The cash was despatched to a forensic lab to find out if there may be explosive residue on it.

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In keeping with a police report, the 2 suspects, who have been arrested, named Dladla because the alleged mastermind behind the heist. It’s understood police additionally carried out a search at his house over the weekend.

Dladla had met with police on Monday afternoon to hunt readability in regards to the allegation levelled towards him.

The DA’s uThukela District constituency head, Alf Lees, mentioned he would submit a movement of no confidence by Wednesday.

He added:

If Dladla fails to resign because the deputy mayor by [Wednesday]the DA will submit a movement of no confidence in Dladla in his position because the IFP deputy mayor of the Inkosi Langalibalele Municipality, in addition to calling for this movement to be handled in an pressing particular council assembly.

Lees labelled Dladla a fugitive from the legislation, saying he ought to hand himself over to police immediately.

IFP KZN provincial chairperson Thami Ntuli mentioned the allegations have been baseless and with out benefit.

“The IFP expects the legislation enforcement companies to comply with all mandatory authorized due processes in investigating this matter to convey it to a logical authorized conclusion with the required urgency.

“The IFP reserves its proper to invoke disciplinary processes at any second ought to the necessity come up and accordingly, the social gathering might be holding an in depth eye on this matter,” Ntuli added.

Makes an attempt have been made for remark from Dladla which might be added as soon as obtained.


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