The chairperson of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa in Vhembe Prince Gulukhulu Mathebula today appealed for unity in the African National Congress. Speaking at Magona in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality during the memorial service of the late granny Solani Hlungwani, the former school teacher who later became a councillor of the Collins Chabane Local Municipality.
She was also a royal and the younger sister of the late Hosi Samuel Nxumalo. Prince Gulukhulu hailed the late leader as a royal and not an ordinary person. “She was not an ordinary person and someone with royal blood being the sister of the late Hosi Magona,” he said.
Prince Gulukhulu said traditional leaders are confused by the division in the ANC. “As traditional leaders we are confused by this division. When you find me with someone you think I am supporting this individual because of your factional divisions whereas we must be for everybody,” said Prince Gulukhulu.
He appealed to the leadership to fight for unity as they approach the local government elections “The enemy of the ANC is not the opposition but the ANC,” he said. Vhembe District Municipality Executive mayor Dowelani Nenguda who is also the deputy chairperson of the ANC in Vhembe hailed the late leader as a unifier.
He appealed for unity displayed by the late leader. Also present was the mayor of Collins Chabane municipality Moses Maluleke, councillors and community leaders.