IFPYB Statement: Party Chosen by the Voters Must Be Allowed to Govern uMkhanyakude District Municipality

Dec 19, 2021 | Press Releases

We note, with great regret, that the ANC continues to deny people of uMkhanyakude District the right to be governed by the Party of their choice. Further, they have seized said Municipality and taken over its functions, as they deem it a non-functional entity.

Why now?

The ANC have – on record – governed uMkhanyakude District Municipality for a full decade and none of the national government officials made such mischievous allegations before.

Not so long ago, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, decided to take away the administrative functions from uMkhanyakude District Municipality and now the Municipality is relegated and exists only to pay salaries.

Further, we are reliably informed that over R100 million disappeared in the process of providing water and sanitation services, and fixing roads, among others. This was allegedly discovered during a meeting held at Galaxy Forest Lodge by the Minister of Water and Sanitation.

Firstly, we demand that the Minister and the ANC give the Municipality to the Party voted for by the people and relinquish all those administrative functions and services to the rightful government. The problem is not the Municipality but people in strategic positions. The IFP must be given a chance to serve the people of uMkhanyakude, as mandated by the people through the vote. Their performance cannot be judged based on the incompetence of the previous ANC-led administration.

The IFP is committed to serving the people with the spirit of Ubuntu/Botho, which is exactly what is needed at uMkhanyakude District Municipality.

We hope that the ANC at Mtubatuba Municipality will comply with the court orders and allow the IFP to lead and service people’s needs, as mandated by voters on 1 November 2021 through the ballot box.

Mr Sanele Sethembeni Zondo
Deputy National Chairperson of IFPYB
082 659 9870
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