DA leader Mmusi Maimane arrived in Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday to campaign for his party ahead of next week’s by-elections — and was immediately met with resistance. Maimane was taken through his paces by local traditional leader Fisukwazi Praisegod Hlatshwayo‚ to whom he had come to pay homage. Nquthu is the only council in the country that failed to elect a mayor and other leaders after the August local government elections‚ as two alliances — one led by the IFP and the other by the ANC — deadlocked on several occasions. Ultimately‚ the council was disbanded‚ meaning that every seat is up for grabs in next week’s vote. At Ward 6 in Nondweni‚ Hlatshwayo welcomed the DA‚ but wanted to know what the party was doing for traditional leadership and what it would do if it were to be in government. "In fact‚ I want to know what will happen to the traditional leadership if the DA wins? And what about the issue of the land?" he asked. Maimane said the DA would follow the C...

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