- Mbalula has made it clear that lazy public representatives will be dismissed under President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration
- At the media launch for the Thuma Mina (Send me) campaign, he highlighted that MP's are the problem and the they need to start seeing a change
- Makhura also gave statement and plead to the community to do their part and not wait on the government to to take control
Fikile Mbalula, ANC head of elections, has come out guns blazing. He has made it clear to all ministers, premiers and councillors that they will be fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration if they do not kick it up a notch and start delivering.
Mbalula put if plainly in saying that the time of public representatives coasting by on their glory points, was over.
During a media launch for the Thuma Mina (Send me) campaign in Tembisa, Mbalula made his point in the presence of Gauteng premier David Makhura, provincial legislature speaker Ntombi Mekgwe and Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina, SowetanLIVE reported.
"We are renewing the ANC under Cyril Ramaphosa. You are a councillor of the ANC, you don't work, we kick you out. You are a minister, you don't do your job, we reshuffle. We see that you are an MP, you are a problem, we will not re-elect you. MPs must be careful."
The Thuma Mina (Send me) campaign is based around rectifying service delivery and residential issues.
"When you know you are a premier, minister, MPL and councillor, we want to see you resolving people's issues. That position is not for free. If ever you are not going to follow what we want, we will reshuffle you and we will do it at night. We must work hard for our people."
From the above, Mbalula gave assurance that Makhura would not be reshuffled on the basis of his excellent work ethic and example.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mbalula was booed after he made comment on Masina as being a hard worker.
Facing a motion of no confidence, Makhura was quick to say that public representatives must step up and deliver on their roles.
"We must make sure we deliver on the programme of the ANC. That programme is about improving the quality of life of our people."
Mbalula did not show any fear towards the motion of no confidence by the DA and stated that the ANC would "squeeze" it out.
"We are going to crush that vote of no confidence for all that it deserves."
Makhura turned to residents saying that they must not rely on government and they too must step up, before the state takes full control.
"Individual households and communities must do certain things for themselves. We can't build a society where everything is done by the state."
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