ANC retains power in the Ndwedwe Local Municipality
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DURBAN - Despite threats of disruptions amid dissatisfaction over position allocations within the ANC in Ndwedwe, the party has retained the municipality.
The party scooped all the troika positions (mayor, deputy and speaker) during the new council inauguration on Tuesday.
The event, also attended by members of the public, was held at the Nsuze sports ground. The signs of ANC victory became evident when it won the Speaker's position for Mduduzi Cele who received 22 votes, beating IFP's Sabelo Sibiya who secured 11 votes and the EFF received four votes.
In the mayoral position, the ANC's Sam Mfeka defeated the IFP's Phumelela Shezi with 22 votes against 11, while the deputy mayor’s post went to the ANC's Zandile Siwetu with 21 votes against the IFP's Joice Nkwanyana who pulled 12 votes.
In terms of executive committee seat allocations, the ANC received four while the IFP and the EFF will be represented by two and one respectively.
In the 37-seat council the ANC won 19 seats, the IFP 11, EFF 4, while AFR, AIC and DA received one each.
On Monday, the Daily News was reliably informed that there were ANC councillors who were going to collapse the inauguration because they were unhappy that their mayoral candidate was rejected. In both the Speaker and Mayoral positions, it appeared like all small parties, including the DA voted for the ANC.
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