ANC turmoil over new mayor sees councillors 'boycott' meeting

- | 5 months ago

The replacement mayor is rumored to be the council speaker, Cllr Phumlile Zulu, who has served only one term in this position.

ANC councillors who spoke to the Courier under condition of anonymity claimed she held insufficient experience to be mayor and they favoured the party council whip, Cllr Dumisan Ndimande. Cllr Zulu was visibly upset by Thursday’s mass absence with some councillors not even bothering to send apologies.

Opposition parties accused the ANC’s factionalism of compromising service delivery and impeding the functioning of the municipality.

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