The meeting that is supposed to hold with the Members of the eThekwini executive committee this morning has been postponed. The meeting which is regarded as the full council meeting in which the city’s new mayor, deputy mayor and speaker were to be sworn in, has been postponed. Democratic Alliance Councillor and caucus leader Nicole Graham posted the SMS notification she received from the secretariat earlier today about the postponement.

Her tweet below:

Nicole Graham@NicoleGraham031

Tomorrow’s (that was to elect a new Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Speaker, Chief Whip and EXCO Councillors) has been suddenly postponed without any explanation. Trouble in paradise @ANCKZN?

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sawakhe Mayisela, the municipality spokesperson confirmed that the full council meeting had been postponed and that a new date would be communicated. He however did not provide a reason for the postponement. The delay in the meeting comes amid controversy after the ANC provincial working committee announced that current transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda would replace Zandile Gumede as the city’s new mayoral candidate.

The municipality and some of its province have been in political unrest since the issue with its former mayor  Gumede started; She has since resigned following directives from her party the ANC.