ANC: Northern KZN leaders were warned to pull up their socks

ANC: Northern KZN leaders were warned to pull up their socks

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal says it had warned its leaders in northern KZN to pull up their socks or face consequences.


The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has emerged strong there in the local government elections.

It's claimed wins in several municipalities, including eMadlangeni, AbaQulusi.

Speaking to Newswatch at the Provincial Results Operation Centre in Durban, the KZN ANC's spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela said they had a heart-to-heart with party representatives after the 2019 general elections.

"Unfortunately, comrades did not heed the advice, hence we are where we are. One of the problems the ANC must do an introspection on that they tend to be more consumed with our own internal fights forgetting the broader responsibility assigned [to us] by society.

"If you are given a mandate to lead people and you are consumed more by your infighting than servicing them, they'll punish you. And this is what has happened. It's an introspection that needs moving forward." 

Ntombela fears if the party fails to prioritise service to citizens over its internal battles, its 2024 elections will be worse.

"I think unless we do a proper introspection and I hope from no onwards - because people once they lose power, some sobriety will come up on their minds because once you are in power, sometimes you get drunk with power and nothing can happen until you lose it."


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