Kuli Roberts steps down as ATM member & ward councillor candidate
The announcement of Kuli Roberts - whose venture into politics was her very first - as a candidate was made just a few days ago.
JOHANNESBURG - Media personality Nomakula 'Kuli' Roberts will no longer be running as a ward councillor candidate for the African Transformation Movement (ATM).
Roberts is also no longer a member of the party, which is contesting in the local government elections for the first time.
This was announced by the party's Mzwanele Manyi in a Twitter post on Sunday.
ATM announcement on Kuli Roberts. pic.twitter.com/55iydZP1oiMzwanele Manyi (@MzwaneleManyi) October 3, 2021
The announcement of Roberts - whose venture into politics was her very first - as a candidate was made just a few days ago.
BREAKING NEWSMzwanele Manyi (@MzwaneleManyi) September 29, 2021
The one and only @kuliroberts has joined the winning team.
Servant Kuli has signed up to serve the people of South Africa.
Servant Kuli is ATM Councillor Candidate for Ward 65 in Tshwane.
We wish her well. pic.twitter.com/eBAX4yoKhI
The ATM did not specify the reasons for Roberts pulling out, except that it was due to "unforeseen and confidential circumstances".
Roberts currently works as the Group Lifestyle Editor for the Sunday World tabloid, which may have raised a few eyebrows with regard to her position as a journalist and politician at the same time.