community has been protesting about issues with water supply and broken sewage
pipes. Ramaphosa told them he would act against government officials who were
not delivering services, according
to a report on Timeslive, but appealed to them not to prevent children from
The president’s visit started at the home of Joseph Shabalala, the founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. He also went to the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe), before ending at Ekuvukeni. – Nqubeko FM (edited by Siya Motha)
The National Democratic Convention (NADECO) won’t be participating in the May 8 election as it sent its documents to the wrong email address, party leader Siyabonga Sibisi said in an interview with Ladysmith community radio station Nqubeko.
The party, which broke away from the
Inkatha Freedom Party several years ago, was shocked to realize that they were
not on the list of parties that are registered with the IEC, Sibisi told the station
on April 5.
But he blamed the IEC for the mistake. ‘’We
went to our local IEC office here in Ladysmith to submit our documents, but we
were told that were should contact the national IEC office in Pretoria,’’
Sibisi said. An email to the IEC bounced because they were given the wrong
email address by their local IEC office, and they did not realize that the
email was not sent.
“We only realized that we are not on the
list after realizing that the IEC has invited all registered political parties
to come and sign the code of conduct in Durban,” Sibisi added.
The party leader apologized to supporters
and said the party would partner with other parties and were currently in talks
with the National Freedom Party to this end.