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Mayor in tlof tlof scandal involving six women

Zululand Mayor Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi is once again embroiled in a sex scandal after 6 women were reportedly dismissed for allegedly rejecting his advances.

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader and reverend has been accused of multiple sexual assault incidents which has been ongoing for the past 2-years.

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Cllr Buthelezi denies the allegations against him, labelling the claims a mere smear campaign that was orchestrated since he became Mayor in 2017.

However, the African National Congress (ANC) in Mzala Nxumalo Region says their office has damning voicenotes which implicate Zululand Mayor Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi in the sex scandal.

The ANC says the Mzala Nxumalo Region offices has been flooded with calls from concerned members of society regarding the alleged ongoing cases of sexual misconduct involving Cllr Buthelzi.

“As the ANC in the region, we are aware that over the past two years, municipal workers have consistently lifted the lid on alleged multiple cases of sexual abuse involving the mayor.

In the past, we saluted women who mastered the courage to come forward to detail such a shocking sex scandal involving someone who styles himself as a reverend.

Sadly, more than six women have been dismissed for rejecting his sexual advances.

The latest voicenotes that are a subject of discussions cannot be ignored any longer.

We remain worried that the Reverend has failed consistently to clear his name.

No one is above the law. He must be held accountable for the abuse of public office.

We will be pursuing this matter further in the council and on other platforms to ensure that justice prevails and that victims find closure.”

In January 2024, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in KwaZulu-Natal said the party would open a case of theft and put forward a Motion of No Confidence against Zululand District Municipality Mayor Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi after R33 million was illegally withdrawn from the municipal account.

Cllr Buthelezi is yet to respond to the latest allegations against him.

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