Durban - The race for the eThekwini mayorship is on with two senior MECs in KwaZulu-Natal - Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Mxolisi Kaunda - being touted to succeed Zandile Gumede and another Msunduzi mayor who were axed this week.
Dube-Ncube, Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, is said to be touted to run the R50.8billion annual budget of eThekwini Municipality, whose outgoing mayor Zandile Gumede was removed by the ANC due to poor service delivery performance.
Sources said Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Kaunda would replace Themba Njilo as the mayor of the cash-strapped Msunduzi Municipality in Pietermaritzburg.
“There might be other names, but I only know that the two are being considered.
“The SACP would this week meet the PEC (provincial executive committee) of the ANC to be briefed about people who have been selected,” said a source.