The new mayors of eThekwini and Msunduzi will be known by Thursday next week and the ANC in KZN will on Wednesday start meeting with regional task teams from the two regions to get their input on who should be the new mayors.
The provincial top five will also hear from other regions like Lower South Coast and Harry Gwala before deciding who should be the mayors.
This follows the sacking of Zandile Gumede and Themba Njilo on Monday evening.
Taking questions from the press on Tuesday shortly after confirming the sackings, the provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, assured residents of the two cities that they would soon have new mayors and service delivery won’t be disrupted as there would be a smooth transition.
“We will have our first meeting tomorrow, a meeting that will deal with what we do with eThekwini and uMsunduzi. It would the beginning of that discussion. It would be a meeting as well that will allow regions to make submissions to concretize vacancies that we are dealing with.