The Inkatha Freedom Party said there had never been any doubt in its mind, that it would win the Nquthu by-election this week.
The African National Congress is licking its wounds, after a psychologically bruising outcome at the Nquthu by-elections, where provincial rivals the Inkatha Freedom Party won control of the municipality.
The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) announced on Thursday that the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) had won 14 out of 17 wards that were contested in Nquthu.
The IFP has claimed early successes in Nquthu with reports of a victory in a number of voting districts after the by-elections on Wednesday.
The former CEO was reinstated at the company in May, after it was revealed that he had not resigned from the company but was granted early retirement.
It is reported that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is to make an announcement requesting that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa attends and addresses at its gatherings.
The African National Congress said the statement issued by Eskom on Tuesday, suggesting that its Chief Executive Brian Molefe had been on unpaid leave from the power utility, was irrational and untenable.
The scramble for the African National Congress continued last weekend, even though the show’s leading actors continued to operate in stealth mode.
Gwede Mantashe said many in South African society were exploiting the opportunity that had been presented by a fractured movement.
Lindiwe Sisulu said she was horrified by the lack of knowledge displayed by some members of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements in the National Assembly.