Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality stays With Gert Sibande District


Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality (CALM) will remain in Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM). The announcement was made at the meeting held at the municipal chambers in Carolina on Thursday September 28.

Initially, there was a proposal to move CALM from the Gert Sibande District  to the EDM. This proposal raised concerns among community members, as it would have had far-reaching implications for local governance and the livelihoods of the residents.

In response to this proposal, CALM, led by the Executive Mayor Daniel Nkosi, and our dedicated leadership, submitted a compelling proposal to dispute the proposed changes to the Demarcation Board.

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“Our community expressed how these changes would impact various aspects of our lives and well-being. The Demarcation Board carefully considered the concerns raised by our community and conducted a thorough investigation into the matter. We are delighted to announce that they have reached a verdict in favor of our municipality. CALM will remain part of the GSDM,” he said.

During the meeting, both the Ehlanzeni and Gert Sibande districts were represented, along with Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).

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One of the standout moments of the meeting was when DSDM Executive Mayor  Walter Mngomezulu shared his thoughts on the importance of CALM remaining within the district.

He eloquently explained how such a move would have negatively impacted the community, potentially leading to job losses and increased unemployment.

“We want to express our gratitude to everyone who played a part in ensuring that CALM remains a part of the GSDM. This victory would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our community, local leadership, and the support of our districts and COGTA. Our municipality’s future is secure within GSDM,and we remain committed to working together for the betterment of our community,” concluded Nkosi.