African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala says it was the smaller parties which supported the ANC’s bid to retain control of the eThekwini Metro.

Mxolisi Kaunda has been re-elected as mayor with 113 of the 219 votes.

Abantu Bathu Congress leader Philani Mavundla has been voted in as Deputy Mayor.

Zikalala thanked the smaller parties for their support.

“We also want to thank smaller parties that supported us, and it must be clear we were not supported by any major political parties. In fact, this is a defeat to the DA, IFP and EFF combined. By saying so, we are not arrogant or boasting, but we thank those parties that came on board when we were saying let us all come together to protect the revolution and ensure we serve our people.”

Zikalala says they’re relieved that the party retained the mayorship of the metro.

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