OPINION | Kerushun Pillay: The DA faces a tough test in turning around its first KZN municipality

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DA supporters at the polling station at Northwood Boys' High School in Durban on Monday.
DA supporters at the polling station at Northwood Boys' High School in Durban on Monday.
RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP

Under ANC rule, the Umgeni municipality lost its shine. Kerushun Pillay writes that it isn't going to be an easy ride for the DA who gained control of the municipality, its first in KZN, in the recent elections.

Public schools with no functioning toilets, a battered local tourism industry, financial mismanagement, potholes, pollution of water sources, and a graveyard where vagrants grow their vegetables alongside tombstones.

These are just some of the severe problems facing KwaZulu-Natal’s beleaguered uMngeni municipality, after years of rule by the ANC.

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