The African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) are in the midst of a legal battle for control of the municipality of Mtubatuba in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Last month, the Pietermaritzburg High Court granted the IFP an order ordering the speaker to call a special council meeting.
The IFP wants to dismiss the president, the mayor and the deputy mayor by a motion of no confidence.
Mtubatuba is one of the suspended municipalities where there was no absolute winner after the local elections in November.
IFP KwaZulu-Natal chairman Thamsanqa Ntuli said the speaker must comply with the court order.
“We urge the leaders of the municipality to comply with the judgment. So that the will of the people of Mtubatuba will prevail. The majority of councilors have filed a petition where they want re-election.
“They believe that what happened in Mtubatuba was not in accordance with the wishes of the voters of Mtubatuba. We also believe that this will also have an impact on uMkhanyakude [District Municipality], since the representative of Mtubatuba in the district excluded the majority of the councilors ”, explains Ntuli.
The video below examines service delivery in the Municipality of Mtubatuba: