The tensions between the political parties of South Africa continues to rise, as on Tuesday an EFF councilor punched a rival in eMhlathuze after the IFP saw their candidate elected as mayor.
In a video shared online, one can see the EFF councilor delivering a volley of blows but failing to floor his target. The EFF councilor is then restrained by others.
Mayor Donda of the IFP and Deputy Mayor Ngubane of the EFF will now form the leadership that aims to restore Richards Bay to its former glory – but as evidenced by the video the next five years may not be all that harmonious.
The IFP performed a dramatic u-turn on Monday, where they collapsed their voting agreement with the ANC and instead supported other parties. This had a seismic impact on the political landscape, where KZN was on course to remain a stronghold for the ruling party but they are losing municipal control across the province.
Several hung districts, including Newcastle, went to the IFP rather than the ANC. In eThekwini, it looks like something similar will happen, with Nicole Graham – the DA candidate for mayor – in pole position to assume control of Durban. The shock forecast is also fuelled by the EFF and ActionSA, who have decided to freeze out the ANC at all costs.
The ANC has opted to walk out of proceedings at uMhlathuze municipality as IFP Dr Nkonzoyakhe Donda was elected unopposed as Mayor. pic.twitter.com/ahKdVw02yk— 1KZNTv News (@1KZNtvNews) November 23, 2021
Sources: MSN, WorldNews
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