Update on the Constituting of Municipal Councils Following the 2021 Local Government Elections
24 November 2021
Following on our press briefing of last week, the IFP is pleased to provide an update to the nation on progress that has been made in constituting councils in the hung municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal.
The IFP has established councils in Nongoma, Inkosi Langalibalele, Umvoti, Abaqulusi, Newcastle, Alfred Duma, Endumeni and Mthonjaneni. This is in addition to municipalities where we won a clear majority, namely Umfolozi, UMlalazi, Ulundi, Msinga, Big 5 Hlabisa, Nkandla, Ophongolo, Nquthu and Jozini.
On the basis of the electoral mandate, these municipalities are now administered by an IFP government. We intend to honour the trust that has been placed in the IFP to lead with integrity and to deliver.
The strong growth of the IFP in KwaZulu-Natal is an indication of the growing partnership between the people and a trustworthy leadership. Moreover, it is a clear vindication of the decision taken by the IFP’s National Council to approach the formation of local governments on the basis of the principle that the party who received the most votes, even without attaining a clear majority, should be allowed to govern.