ID says it will not support ANC in Cape Town
The ANC cannot count on support from the Independent Democrats in the troubled Cape Town City Council. ID spokesperson Simon Grindrod says in a vote that would give power to the ANC in the City, the ID would abstain. Grindrod made these remarks to underscore his objection to what he described as Mayor Helen Zille's attempts to discredit the ID by implicating it in plotting and planning to bring about the downfall of her government. Zille's spokesperson said, however, that the ID had not once opposed the ANC in vote, and had supported it on nearly every occasion, including voting for Nomaindia Mfeketo as mayor.