23 September 2008
Forget the kombi, I lost the elections – Celucolo
By Sisho Magagula
KUKHANYENI residents have missed out on a brand new kombi which was promised to them by candidate Celucolo Dino Dlamini.
Dlamini, 32, promised to buy a new kombi for the residents only if they voted him into parliament. He also promised to sensitise parliament to do away with a clause in the national constitution which requires civil servants to obtain leave of absence before joining the race to. He claimed that this clause discourages capable individuals from partaking in the parliament elections.
However, Dlamini crashed out from the parliament race last Friday, losing to Clement Dlamini.
Dlamini, a teacher, doubted whether he would still buy the kombi for the Kukhanyeni electorate.
"I'm still going to think about it. There is a possibility that I may no longer buy it. But I think by Friday I would have decided whether or not I would buy it," he said.
Former Mbabane City Council mayor, Zeblon Bhembe, who was standing for elections at Mbabane West, had promised to push for an increase of the elderly social grants and an amendment of the country's urban laws.
Such laws include the Urban Government Act and the Building Act. Bhembe lost.