F4SD suspends by-election participation until new leadership is elected
BRITS - The Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) will not participate in any municipal ward by-election ahead of a national meeting in August to choose a new leadership, party head Mbahare Kekana said on Monday.
"The organisation will be focusing on building itself bottom up to reclaim the space in community again," Kekana said.
"As such the F4SD will be going all the way guns blazing recruiting scores of new members to the movement."
He said it was critical for the party to convene a planning session after it lost three seats during a January 15 by-election in Mamusa municipality in North West province.
The vote was held after the provincial government dissolved the council following a collapse of basic services.
Kekana said the party needed to reflect on the state of the organisation and work on building its branches, recruiting new members and preparing for 2021 local government elections.
F4SD was founded in 2015, pledging to address water supply, sanitation, housing, immigration laws, education and the plight of children from poor families, who often go to school without shoes.
In 2016 local government elections, the party won 29 seats in North West and one seat each in the Mpumalanga and Free State provinces.African News Agency