Zululand mayor dismisses no-confidence motion as a 'gimmick'

Zululand mayor dismisses no-confidence motion as a 'gimmick'

Zululand's District Municipal Mayor Thulasizwe Buthelezi has slammed a motion of no-confidence brought against him as a political gimmick.

Thulasizwe Buthelezi mayor
Facebook: Zululand District Municipality

Buthelezi's been speaking after the motion of no confidence against him was withdrawn during a council sitting in Ulundi on Tuesday.

"This so-called motion of no-confidence was just another political gimmick by the ANC, which is desperate to get into power, although they have been rejected by the voters,” he said.

On Monday, some Zululand community members held a protest march calling for his removal. 

The residents allege the mayor's spent R240-million on VIP security for himself and his wife, among other issues. 

READ: Zandile Gumede supporters accuse NPA of delay tactics, as trial set for July

The IFP mayor says the claims are fake news. 

"The ANC lost in the elections. They are now trying to get through the back door. The people of Zululand are clear. 

"They have shown confidence in the IFP, we are leading this counsel and we are prioritising service delivery as outlined in the draft budgets that I presented." 


newswatch new banner 1

Show's Stories