The newly elected mayor of uMhlathuze Municipality in Richards Bay, Dr Nkonzoyakhe Donda, has resigned.
In his resignation letter, Donda said he’s resigning with effect from December 10 and did not give reasons for his resignation.
Donda, who is an IFP member was elected on November 23 when the ANC lost control of the municipality to an IFP-led coalition.
In a statement, uMhlathuze Municipality confirmed Donda’s resignation. Municipal manager, Lulamile Mapholoba, said they are processing the matter according to relevant prescripts and internal procedures.
He added that Donda only resigned from the executive committee position but will remain a councillor in the municipality.
“We thank him and his wisdom in the period he served as the mayor and wish him well in other positions he holds in council,” said Mapholoba.
A special council sitting is scheduled for Friday to further process Donda’s resignation.