Location in KwaZulu-Natal
|o Type||Municipal council|
|o Mayor||Bongani Dlamini (African National Congress)|
|o Total||1,972 km2 (761 sq mi)|
|o Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|o Black African||90.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|o Southern Ndebele||1.2%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
Umtshezi Local Municipality was an administrative area in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. uMtshezi is an isiZulu name word for Bushman or San. The name uMtshezi refers to the Bushman River. After municipal elections on 3 August 2016 it was merged into the larger Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality.
|Remainder of the municipality||51604||2,079.51||21,630|
The municipal council consisted of seventeen members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. Nine councillors were elected by first-past-the-post voting in nine wards, while the remaining eight were chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives was proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 no party obtained a majority; the African National Congress won eight seats, the Inkatha Freedom Party five, and the National Freedom Party three. The following table shows the results of the election.
|African National Congress||10,945||11,027||21,972||46.2||6||2||8|
|Inkatha Freedom Party||6,196||6,191||12,387||26.1||2||3||5|
|National Freedom Party||4,633||4,610||9,243||19.4||1||2||3|