The eThekwini Municipality has confirmed the resignation of Deputy Mayor Belinda Scott in a statement following an executive committee meeting.

At the meeting, Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda said Scott’s resignation takes effect at the end of February but remains mum about the sudden resignation.

Scott, who was involved in the finance and re-prioritisation committees, previously served as Finance MEC before been redeployed by the ANC in September 2019 along with Kaunda who was the Transport MEC at the time.
This was part of a major shake-up by the party in the leadership of the Durban and Pietermaritzburg municipalities.
EThekwini Metro spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela says “Yes we can confirm that indeed our mayor has shared with the Committee that our Deputy Mayor had indeed tendered her resignation which is effective at the end of this month. We would therefore like to wish her all the best in her future endeavours. But also we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the tremendous contribution that she has made in the City, more especially, on issues pertaining to finance. She has indeed left an inedible mark.”