BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that two IFP Councillors were axed in KwaZulu-Natal for voting with the ANC at the eDumbe Municipality.
The municipality is among the six KZN hung municipalities.
Inkatha Freedom party (IFP) agreed to vote with the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters.
But then, two of its ward Councillors identified as Nyanga Ndlangamandla and Duduzile Masondo went against the party’s resolution and voted with the ANC.
Ndlangamandla and Masondo were sworn in as Councillors in the eDumbe Municipality yesterday. They must now vacate their positions for going against their party’s injunction.
Speaking, IFP’s Joshua Mazibuko asserted that the two IFP Councillors ceased to be members of the Inkatha Freedom party that moment they voted with the ANC.
“They decided against the party by deciding to vote with the ANC in eDumbe instead of abiding by the resolution that as a party, we were going to work with the DA and the EFF. So, automatically they’re no longer members of the IFP,” Mazibuko ststed.
Although ANC today, defeated the DA to take control of Ekurhuleni, ANC Chief Whip – Jackson Mthembu – lamented over the relegation of the ANC in Municipalities.
To him, ANC losses were self-inflicted. He maintained that the ANC is the ideal party and promised that the ANC will change for good.
“We will definitely change our behavior and posture including that of being perceived as being aloof, inward looking, self-serving and arrogant,” Mthembu promised.
On the other end, DA leader Mmusi Maimane remarked that the falling of the ANC has a very clear lesson.
“Never take voters for granted. The voters are watching us and they will throw us out of office if we disrespect them,” he admonished.