No Pay for Non-performing Councillors

8th August 2014.


The IFP in KwaZulu Natal Legislature has proposed that incompetent local government councillors and mayors who do not perform according to expected standards must not be paid, in order to ensure that taxpayer’s money is not used to reward failure.


"The IFP believes that councillors have a duty to report to the community on service delivery issues and budgetary decisions as they are the link between communities and local government. If they do not do their job as local government councillors why should they be paid?” asked IFP KZN Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL.


"In addition, all provincial MECs of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs must make it mandatory for municipalities to produce reports on the effectiveness of councillors," continued Inkosi Buthelezi.


"The time has come for the honeymoon period, which many councillors have been living in, to come to an end. The IFP exists to serve the people with integrity and we will work to ensure the realisation thereof," concluded Inkosi Buthelezi.


Issued by:

Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL,

IFP Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

072 390 6112/ 078 302 0929


For Media Enquiries: 

IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,

073 024 5675