The political infighting that has crippled service delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay will be over “within two weeks”, says the man at the centre of the controversy.
In an interview on Kingfisher FM, regional leader Nceba Faku yesterday insisted that a resolution was imminent, saying, “I can assure you, the national and provincial ANC officials are deep into addressing this situation. In two weeks this matter will be resolved.”
He said this meant that mechanisms would be put in place to ensure that the ANC was able to monitor the performance of its deployees, but did not necessarily mean Mandela Bay Mayor, Zanoxolo Wayile would be sacked.
This comes after ongoing conflict between Faku and Wayile, his deputy Nancy Sihlwayi, speaker Maria Hermans and chief whip Feziwe Sibeko, wherein Faku has repeatedly been seen lobbying to have them all fired on the grounds of them being “incompetent”.
ANC provincial officials, led by secretary Oscar Mabuyane and deputy chairman Gugile Nkwinti, were widely expected to fire Wayile during a meeting at the regional offices on Thursday. However, in the face of mass action that took place on Friday – the biggest show of support for Wayile to date – they seemed to back down.