The IFP in KZN has won two Wards and has shown huge growth in a third Ward it contested, following yesterday’s by-elections in Nongoma, uMvoti, and Abaqulusi Municipality in Vryheid.
In Ward 11, in the Nongoma Municipality, the IFP won with an outright majority of 59%, receiving 1 374 votes, while the ANC got 482 votes and the EFF only 74.
In Ward 6 of uMvoti Municipality, the IFP won with an outright majority of 51%, getting 1 279 votes, while the ANC only collected 850 votes, and the ABC only managed 357 votes.
In Ward 12 of Abaqulusi, the IFP showed huge improvement by increasing its share of the vote to 46%, with the ANC narrowly retaining this Ward.
The IFP is greatly humbled by the vote of confidence displayed by the people of Nongoma and uMvoti. The Party also deeply appreciates the hundreds of people of Ward 12 in Abaqulusi that put their faith in the IFP.
We strongly believe that it is the legacy and impeccable track record of the IFP’s President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi – as a loyal service delivery champion – which continues to attract multitudes of people to support and believe in the IFP.
Recently, the role of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi as a key contributor and important role-player in liberating South Africa was once again highlighted and attested to, this time by the former President of the country, Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe.
The former President spoke about Prince Buthelezi’s achievements while congratulating him on the restoration of his name at the King Cetshwayo District Municipality Building in Richards Bay.
The IFP remains hugely indebted to Prince Buthelezi, for his guidance, example and support.
The Party would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to all its ground workers, volunteers and everyone that contributed to these resounding victories.
The Party expects its newly elected Councillors in Nongoma and uMvoti Municipalities to always be available to the people; to always put the people’s interests first; and to always serve the people with dignity, diligence, and honour, as per the teachings of the IFP’s President Emeritus, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
Cllr Thami Ntuli
IFP KZN Provincial Chairperson
072 585 5000