Town in limbo as rivals fight

10 October 2016 - 09:24 By Nathi Olifant

One man is holding up service delivery to almost half a million people. Because of him, residents of Nquthu, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, might have to wait a little longer to have a mayor and a functioning town council.Nquthu has the dubious distinction of being the only municipality in the country without a mayor.Five attempts to form the 33-member Nquthu council have failed since councillor S'ne Ntshangase was kicked out of the EFF because of dissension.His seat is critical because the IFP has 15 seats in the council to the ANC's 14.The National Freedom Party has two seats, and the EFF and DA have one each.The IFP needs the EFF and the DA to edge out an ANC-NFP coalition. ..

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