25 October 2018

Failing ANC’s support of Masina puts corruption ahead of the People of Ekurhuleni

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Failing ANC’s support of Masina puts corruption ahead of the People of Ekurhuleni
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The outcome of the Motion of No Confidence in the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mzwandile Masina shows that the failing ANC would rather put Cllr Masina ahead of the people of Ekurhuleni.

As the Democratic Alliance we have fought for the voice of the people of Ekurhuleni to be heard in council. Over the past few months we have detailed and compiled a dossier of information regarding corruption and allegations that occurred under Masina’s watch.

We also raised these concerns to the Mayor in letters. However, he continues to merely pay lip service to council regarding his actions to stem corruption in the metro.

With cases of alleged corruption, cadre deployment and failing service delivery, the people of Ekurhuleni have bore the brunt of Masina’s poor leadership. And the failing ANC’s support in Masina shows party politics is more important to them than changing lives.

For too long the Executive Mayor has spoken without thought of the repercussions. From racist utterances, to his commitment to resign if Cyril Ramaphosa became the leader of the failing ANC.

This motion of no confidence should have become Masina’s political execution. He has abused his office and brought Ekurhuleni to the brink of collapse with rampant unemployment and corrupt officials operating under his tenure.

As public servants, it is our duty to put the interests of the people of Ekurhuleni before party politics. But sadly, today, the failing ANC have voted to protect Masina.

Ekurhuleni is the last failing ANC-run Metropolitan in Gauteng, and will continue to use it as a milking pot for cadre deployment. We cannot allow residents of Ekurhuleni to continue to suffer.

The motion of no confidence may have failed today. But we will continue to pressure the Executive Mayor and his executive to deliver on their mandate to the people.

Residents deserve to live in cities that are functional and deliver basic services as enshrined in our constitution.

Only the DA can deliver change that builds One South Africa for All, where corruption is stopped and the delivery of quality services is accelerated.

Media Enquiries

Cllr Phillip de Lange
DA Caucus Leader in Ekurhuleni

Lulama Mankabane
Provincial Communication Officer