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Contralesa Eastern Cape provincial chairperson Advocate Mwelo Nonkonyana speaks to Daron Mann about new rules stipulating a reduction in the number of traditional leaders serving in local government.

The new laws reduce the number of traditional leaders serving on councils from a maximum of 20 percent to a maximum of three councillors.

Nonkonyana said this not only went against previous agreements but also discriminated against traditional leaders and was done without consultation.

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Contralesa Eastern Cape provincial chairperson Advocate Mwelo Nonkonyana speaks to Daron Mann about new rules stipulating a reduction in the number of traditional leaders serving in local government. The new laws reduce the number of traditional leaders serving on councils from a maximum of 20 percent to a maximum of three councillors. Nonkonyana said this not only went against previous agreements but also discriminated against traditional leaders and was done without consultation.

Contralesa provincial chair Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana.
Contralesa provincial chair Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana.
Image: LULAMILE FENI


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