Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA)

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The Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (ICOSA) is a political party that was founded by former ANC Karoo District Municipality manager Truman Prince. This was after Prince 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.

According to the party, Jeffrey Donson, formerly of the National People’s Party (NPP), is the current president.

ICOSA once had a coalition with the DA.

The party says: “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 between the DA and ICOSA later collapsed. ICOSA has registered with the IEC for the up-coming elections.

According to the IEC website, ICOSA will be participating in the elections for the first time.

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