IFP fires 13 more councillors

2010-12-07 07:16

Thirteen IFP councillors in the Okhahlamba Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, have been fired for defying the instructions of the party.

“They have been expelled for defying the instructions of the party. They have been fired for insubordination,” said Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) national organiser, Albert Mncwango said yesterday.

The councillors refused to convene a meeting where a vote of no-confidence would be passed on the mayor, Vikizizwe Mlotshwa, who has also been fired, he said.

Other fired councillors were: Dumisani Ndaba, Nengani Buthelezi, Mbongiseni Hadebe, Ibrahim Asmal, Smangele Mabaso, Mfaniseni Khumalo, Mbhutini Ndaba, Tolika Mazibuko, Sizwe Zuma, Khumbula Mathebula, Nozintombi Hlongwane and Gcinokwakhe Nhlangothi.

None of the councillors was immediately available to comment.

Mncwango said the decision to fire the councillors was taken during the party’s national general council in Ulundi on Saturday.

He said IFP Women’s Brigade national chairperson, Thembi Nzuza, did not appear before the party’s disciplinary committee on Saturday.

Nzuza was summoned to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee on December 4 for comments she made on her Facebook page in November last year.

Mncwango the matter was not on the agenda.

UMtshezi municipality mayor Maliyakhe Shelembe and uMlalazi municipality councillor B Ngema were also fired in October.

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