PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PORFOLIO (PPP) COMMITTEE ATTENDS TO A DISPUTE OVER A TOMBSTONE OF INKOSI NTSHINGWAYO KAMAHOLE KHOZA
The PPP Committee will tomorrow, 19 February 2018, in uMhlathuze Council Chamber Richardsbay hold a meeting with two Khoza clans to find a solution to a disputed tombstone erected in Eshowe.
The two parties involved in the matter are Khoza from Eshowe and Khoza from Ulundi. Both of these groups claim that Inkosi Ntshingwayo KaMahole belong to them. The group from Ulundi are in possession of the family tree in support of their claim. A petition was therefore received late last year by the Legislature from Mr Zwelabo Khoza requesting the Legislature to intervene in the matter pertaining to the tombstone of the late Inkosi Ntshingwayo KaMahole Khoza.
In a meeting of the 23 January 2018, the PPP Committee led by its Chairperson Hon EV Dube resolved that a meeting has to be convened between the two parties and that the Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs should be invited to this meeting. It is anticipated that Cogta will make its representation to this long standing dispute between the two.
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On the 6 February 2018 the Portfolio Committee on Transport led by its Chairperson Hon. Ntombikayise Sibhidla -Saphetha conducted oversight in the Newcastle RTI Offices and Driving license Testing Centre. The inspection covered how the centre functions and interaction with members of the members of the public who use these facilities took place to get the first hand information around treatment they receive, staff conduct, and the facility itself. Members of the Committee were quite happy with what they had seen and applauds the work done for instance to ensure that technology is installed to prevent any corrupt activities that may be associated with drivers’ licencing and bribery.
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