Hlaudi Motsoeneng slams ANC, says it failed to do "basic things"

Hlaudi Motsoeneng slams ANC, says it failed to do "basic things"

- The ACM leader was addressing a crowd in Rustenburg

- He also claimed that only he could provide adequate service delivery to South Africans

- Additionally, Motsoeneng made big promises, including free education and doubling pension grants

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Former SABC head Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said that the ANC has failed to do "basic things".

He made the comment in Rustenburg while trying to garner support for his newly launched ACM party, which will contest this year's elections.

He also criticised the ANC's track record on land reform and made something sweeping electoral promises of his own.

Among other pledges, he said he would subsidise minibus taxi operators and provide pensioners with free electricity and water.

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Additionally, Motsoeneng said he would double pension grants and expedite the issuing of title deeds to people in need of housing.

He added that he would get rid of-etolls and provide free education to South Africans.

"There is no free education. Students countrywide cannot get accommodation and they cannot get their results because of outstanding debts," Motsoeneng said, according to IOL.

A large part of his speech appeared to be dedicated to bashing the ANC, which he called "Old Testament".

He said that the ANC had failed to adequately provide service delivery, claiming that he only person of doing the job properly.

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His claims did not match his history as a leader however. As COO of the national broadcaster, he oversaw mayor losses at the SABC and mismanagement.

He has also been the recipient of a dubious R1 million payment from corruption-linked company Bosasa. Reportedly, the money was paid toward Motsoeneng's legal fees.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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