- Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga says that the African National Congress is out to ruin the Democratic Alliance's public reputation.
- There is no real proof for the sabotage claims
- The ANC thinks the accusations are nothing more than a joke
He stated that there are saboteurs who are hell-bent on derailing the DA administration.
Not only are they vandalising electricity infrastructure, but they're also shoving dead animals, bricks and other random objects into the sewer systems.
Msimanga further added that he has reason to believe that these uprooters know exactly what they're doing because they are targeting all the parts of infrastructure that will have the most impact.
They know where to dig, hit this cable and everything goes dark. A water reservoir gets closed but [the water pump] lever will be chopped and left there. It is people who have access to these facilities.
The mayor said that in some cases the power was switched off and he suspects the municipality's own engineers.
Msimanga did not come right out and name the ANC as the ones behind these sabotage events, but he could just as well have done so.
Who lost power? Who would do everything in their power to regain that power? You decide.
Msimanga believes his government is being targeted because of the programmes that it is implementing. He thinks the programmes, like extended piped water to areas that was serviced by private water tankers, made some people uncomfortable.
However, Tshwane region spokesman Teboho Joala laughed about the sabotage claims and said that the simple fact is that the DA municipality does not have the capacity to deliver services.
Teboho Joala, ANC Tshwane region spokesman, laughed off the sabotage claims, saying the municipality had no capacity to deliver services.
Msimanga is a complaining mayor. People want services and not excuses. He must secure these facilities.
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