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Give it up for the mayor


THE letter “Thanks for action in mortuary strike” (Daily News, March 13), where Dhayalan Moodley praises and thanks the MEC for Health, Dr Sibongisen­i Dhlomo, refers.

Moodley is Durban’s unofficial “imbongi”, it seems. He praises and thanks someone for their deeds and action in just about every letter he writes to the media.

It is commendabl­e, but it is now becoming a bit tedious.

When Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2017 Budget speech in the Na- tional Assembly, he was welcomed by an imbongi singing his praises and leading him to the podium.

I would like to suggest that the eThekwini Municipali­ty employ Moodley as the city’s official imbongi, so he can lead the mayor at council meetings, singing her praises.

It will be a win-win situation: he will be happy doing what he likes best and we won’t have to put up with his ranting in the newspapers. SANJAY SINGH


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