Police were unable to contain violent clashes between National Freedom Party (NFP) members and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporters in KwaMashu.
It is trite but disturbingly true that the political murders have returned KwaZulu-Natal to its bloody past, writes Niren Tolsi.
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has replied to an article in last week's M&G relating to the talks between his party and the NFP.
The Inkatha Freedom Party and the National Freedom Party have been engaging in talks in order to quell the violence between their supporters.
The press ombudsman has ordered the Sowetan to run a front page apology to IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi for damage to his credibility.
The African National Congress (ANC) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) will work together in all hung municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.
As horse trading over coalitions to run at least 19 KZN municipalities continued, there was the distinct smell of decomposing horse meat on the table.
The National Freedom Party strategists ascribe the three-month-old organisation's successful début to little else but the commitment of its members.
The Inkatha Freedom Party has urged its breakaway party, the National Freedom Party, to bring its coalition "preconditions" to the negotiating table.
The NFP has said it would not start coalition talks with the IFP until the IFP publicly apologises for its comments about the splinter group.
Cope put a brave face on its poor showing in the municipal election, insisting that the future belongs to South Africa's small parties.
At least one party has begun talks to form coalitions, with a few others expressing an interest, as the local government elections draw to a close.
The beleaguered IFP's control of 32 of KZN's 61 municipalities was under serious threat as results from the local elections rolled in.
All eyes are on Ulundi to see how the new NFP party fares -- and Nkandla, the traditional home of President Zuma, where many residents feel neglected.
With former allies facing off on the election battlefield the race is on for KwaZulu-Natal .
SUV exhaust fumes and free T-shirts are probably the only guarantees the electorate can be certain of from politicians.
Mail & Guardian readers share their thoughts on a reporter, racial prejudice and much more.
The "sun of hope" rose at Durban's Curries Fountain Ground on Saturday according to former Inkatha Freedom Party chairperson Zanele Magwaza.
The ANC has denied the claims of a letter that it had offered former IFP chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi a job.
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) national chairperson Zanele Magwaza-Msibi and her backers have cut ties with the IFP.