Ahead of the 7 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa – ICOSA
IEC Status: Registered
Contact person: LS DHLAMINI
Telephone: 083 402 5115
Fax: 057 215 1404
Postal address: PO BOX 241, VIRGINIA, 9430
The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) is a South African minor political party. It was founded by former ANC Karoo District Municipality manager Truman Prince, who was expelled from the party in January 2006. He was reinstated as municipal manager by the municipal council in June 2007 after a protracted legal battle, but was fired from his post in August by provincial vote. Jeffrey Donson, formerly of the National People’s Party (NPP), is the current president.
The DA/ICOSA coalition took power in the Kannaland Local Municipality in August 2006 when the short-lived ANC-led coalition pact with the DA collapsed. The coalition of the DA and ICOSA collapsed when 2 ICOSA and 3 ANC councillors crossed the floor giving the NPP 5 seats out of 9 in the council or an outright majority (the only such council in SA that was governed by this fledgling new party at the time). The DA refused to recognize the new NPP-led council administration as it alleged that the 2 ICOSA defectors were sacked prior to the floor-crossing window being open and were then challenged in the Cape High Court. As such its former mayor refused to “step down” pending the outcome of the case, creating uncertainty and instability in this beleaguered council.
In the 2011 municipal election, ICOSA regained a plurality in the Kannaland municipality with three seats while the ANC and the DA won two each.
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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