IFP celebrates Ulundi by-election win

2012-02-16 12:19

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.

  • Linda - 2012-02-16 12:40

    BEST WORD OF THE YEAR. Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers The problems we face today are there because... The people who work for a living, are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

      Donna - 2012-02-16 12:51

      well said Linda. now shall we wait for the backlash from all concerned. I think that people who work should have 2 votes compared to one vote only for the unemployed................ now i have opened a can of worms. peace out!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 13:02

      Or you get one vote for every Rand of tax you pay. Try top that one!!

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