The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has changed mayors in the uMhlathuze Local Municipality.

This comes after Dr Nkonzoyakhe Dando, who was elected mayor in the council on 23 November, resigned on Wednesday.

Party constituency head in uMhlathuze Xolani Ngwezi has now taken over the mayoral position.

The party won uMhlathuze from the African National Congress (ANC) last month through a coalition with other parties.


The party said Dando was informed of this decision before he was elected mayor.

The IFP has welcomed the appointment of Ngwezi to the post, saying he was no stranger to local government.

The party is set to host a local government political leadership workshop on Thursday.