IFP celebrates Ulundi by-election win
Durban - The Inkatha Freedom Party is celebrating after winning a fiercely contested by-election in Ulundi on Wednesday.
"The election had been strongly contested by both the African National Congress and the National Freedom Party," IFP publicity secretary Sbu Nkwanyana said.
The ward was controlled by the IFP and the councillor’s post became vacant when Muzi Ndwandwe died mysteriously. Ndwandwe disappeared at night and his body was found near a dam, with some of his body parts missing.
Nkwanyana said the election results showed that the IFP, with its limited resources, could defeat the "ANC and the NFP combined".
The NFP and ANC formed coalitions in nearly 20 municipalities where there was no outright majority after the last local government elections.
"It certainly is a sweet victory considering all the resources and time that both the NFP and the ANC invested in this ward."
The new councillor is Sindisiwe Khumalo.