Durban - The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) on Thursday called on the African National Congress (ANC) to fire eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede after the party's decision to extend her leave by another thirty days.
Leader of the official opposition in Kwazulu-Natal Velenkosini Hlabisa said: "The IFP calls upon the ANC to fire Zandile Gumede without any delay because this is inevitable’".
He said they viewed the extended leave as a delaying tactic by the ANC to arrive at the inevitable, the election of a new mayor in eThekwini.
"When mayor Gumede was given a thirty days leave by the ANC, we in the IFP questioned the logic and reasoning behind this very short time-frame given the intensity of the issues involved," said Hlabisa.
"The IFP wonders whether another thirty days will make any sense at all in resolving the impasse at hand.