The IFP in the eThekwini Metro Council has lambasted the ANC eThekwini Metro Caucus for their political double standards and shallowness, for rejecting a quicker plan to accommodate victims of recent floods.
In a statement that he issued today, IFP Exco Member, Councillor Mduduzi Nkosi said: “On 26 April 2022, I submitted an urgent Motion, which called on the Council to consider converting dilapidated and abandoned municipal and provincial buildings into social housing to accommodate residents who had lost their houses in the recent floods.
When the full Council sat on 28 April 2022, I noticed that my urgent Motion was not on the Council Agenda. I enquired via the Speaker as to why it did not appear on the agenda. The Speaker’s response was that it had been rejected. The same Motion had also been submitted to eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, who had ignored it. Strangely though, on 29 April, the MEC for Human Settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, Ntuthuko Sibiya, commended the ANC’s alliance partner, ABC leader and Deputy Mayor, Councillor PG Mavundla, for his recommendation that dilapidated and abandoned buildings should be utilised to house flood victims.
“It is repugnant that the ANC has displayed political double standards and shallowness in rejecting our Motion, at a time which calls for mature and patriotic leadership. In addition, by playing party politics amid a crisis, they have displayed their total insensitivity and indifference to the suffering of flood victims.”
“As the IFP we totally abhor and condemn such political gimmicks,” ended Nkosi.
eThekwini IFP Councillor and Exco Member
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