The ANC has indicated that the legislative process to move Matatiele back to KwaZulu-Natal could be finalised at the end of 2017, keeping its coalition with the African Independent Congress (AIC) intact for now. The AIC and ANC were meant to meet on Wednesday to sign a memorandum of understanding, but the meeting was postponed because of the social grants debacle. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who is leading the ANC team dealing with the AIC, asked to have the meeting postponed so that he could deal with the social grants debacle. He could not be reached for comment. The ANC and AIC have each set up a "five-a-side" team to deal with the matter. The ANC team is made up of officials from KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Matatiele was moved from KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape in 2005. The AIC has been fighting for it to be reincorporated into KwaZulu-Natal since 2009. AIC leader Mandla Galo told Business Day on Thursday that the meeting with the ANC had been postponed u...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now