Fikile Mbalula Promises That Ekurhuleni Will Be Next Dubai, SA Reacts: "Stop Dreaming"

Fikile Mbalula Promises That Ekurhuleni Will Be Next Dubai, SA Reacts: "Stop Dreaming"

- Minister Fikile Mbalula recently said that the ANC is transforming the face of Ekurhuleni

- According to Mbalula, the City of Ekurhuleni will soon be very similar to the built-up areas in Dubai

- Many South Africans seemed to not believe a word that Mbalula was saying and made this clear in various online posts

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South African Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula recently did an interview in which he made a number of big promises about how the ANC is planning to transform Ekurhuleni into a way more advanced city.

Speaking candidly in the interview, Mbalula confidently said that the ANC is looking to turn Erkurhuleni into a shopping destination that can be compared to Dubai's beautiful and futuristic shopping destination, Emirati City.

Fikile Mbalula Promises That Ekurhuleni Will Be Next Dubai, SA Reacts: "Stop Dreaming"
Fikile Mbalula says Ekurhuleni will be the next Dubai. Images: OJ Koloti/@FikileMbalula/Damian Gollnisch
Source: UGC

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“We are changing the face of Ekurhuleni (and it) is going to be the next Dubai. You will no longer have to shop in Dubai, you will be shopping here in Ekurhuleni,” he said in an interview with Newzroom Afrika.

The Citizen also reported that Mbalula had only nice words to say about Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina ahead of the local government elections that will be taking place in October this year.

South Africans did not believe a word of Mbalula's promises and made this known in a number of online posts which you can read below:

@MelvinLuvhimbi said:

"I have never been to Dubai but I doubt if they do have 'Squatter Camps' like Ekurhuleni, Can't wait for 'Mzanzi Dubai '."

@SaRepublican said:

"He must be fixing the potholes and stop dreaming"

@southy_citizen said:

"Issa circus here in South Africa."

@EMadzhiabada said:

"But poor people are still waiting for the houses. Since 2010 not finished."

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Briefly News also reported that Minister Fikile Mbalula recently told Parliament that he was working on fixing the Passenger Rail Agency of SA. According to Fikile he is already working on some "ambitious" projects to help the agency get back on its feet.

Mbalula also said that all those involved in crippling the ailing agency would be brought to justice after the agency received a disclaimed audit opinion for two years in a row from the Auditor General, who remarked that the agency had unreliable financial statements and a lack of financial discipline.

Meanwhile, South Africans seemingly have no faith in Mbalula's promises and have had this to say: @HadebeM2 said:

"Delusional @MbalulaFikile LYING unprovoked."

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