IFP councillor takes exco seat

Comment on this story
IOL NM_Patrick Pillay0 (44159571) THE MERCURY Minority Front councillor Patrick Pillay Photo: S'bonelo Ngcobo

Durban - The IFP has officially appointed eThekwini councillor Mdu Nkosi as its new executive committee member.

This appointment comes after two months of waiting for the seat that was, until last Friday, occupied by councillor Patrick Pillay of the MF.

The IFP was supposed to take over the seat after the July 2 by-election when the MF lost Phoenix, ward 53, and Chatsworth, ward 73, to the DA, but owing to delays in council processes, the appointment had been delayed.

On Tuesday, IFP national chairman Blessed Gwala confirmed that the party had appointed Nkosi.

Gwala said that among the reasons for appointing Nkosi were his leadership skills and ability to fearlessly probe corruption in the municipality.

“We believe that he and our other councillors will, together, work hard and hold the municipality accountable,” he said.

However, Gwala said they were still going to pursue the reason for the delay in securing their exco seat.

“We need to know if anyone benefited wrongly and, if they did, they will have to pay the money back,” he said.

The Mercury

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines