The ANC in the Nelson Mandela Bay region said challenges of instability and lack of service delivery in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro will be resolved by the end of the month when the ANC has effected its redeployment in the metro.
The party’s regional secretary Zandisile Qupe told The New Age yesterday that infighting among the metro councillors who run the municipality had affected stability.
There has been an ongoing rift in the past year between former metro mayor Nceba Faku and the current mayor Zanoxolo Wayile. Faku, the ANC’s regional chairperson in the metro, has accused Wayile of being “incompetent”. On the other hand, Wayile has lamented Faku projecting himself as the “messiah”of the metro.
The ANC in the region did not see eye to eye after Wayile unsuccessfully challenged Faku for the ANC leadership in the regional elective conference, in April last year. Qupe said: “One of the main challenges was that we had deployees who did not want to listen to what the ANC was saying.
“We believe the change in the leadership will bring about change, which will help speed up service delivery.”
ANC provincial treasurer Thandiswa Marawu recently told the media that the issue of Nelson Mandela Bay metro needed to be resolved “soon”.
Marawu said at the ANC’s provincial executive committee meeting it was felt that these factional fights had a negative effect on the way the public perceived its municipal officials.