Solly Msimanga has claimed that the City of Joburg has been crippled by the ANC's corruption to the extent that service delivery has been disrupted. The DA premier candidate insists that the ruling party is to be blamed for the challenges facing Alexandra.
DA premier hopeful Solly Msimanga has spoken out on the issues facing Alexandra, claiming that corruption has hindered service delivery.
According to Eyewitness News, Msimange insists that the ruling party's corrupt tenure in the metro has left the city unable to provide service delivery as it should.
The premier candidate claims that Mayor Herman Mashaba is still struggling to clean up after the ANC's maladministration and corruption in the Gauteng city.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Alexandra had been plagued by protests last week, with residents insisting that the government improve service delivery.
Msimanga insists that in the 2 years since the Democratic Alliance took control of the region they have been unable to overcome challenges presented by the former ANC tenure:
“We won’t stop blaming the other issues that you mention until the legacy is changed. Alex will need billions. The problems have been left to grow and grow.”
Msimanga has laid criminal charges against the ruling party for allegedly inciting the riots that gripped the township. ANC spokesman Dakota Legoete claims that this is an attempt on the DA's part to accept responsibility for the situation.
Residents of the township have promised to protest in Sandton today, should Mayor Mashaba fail to address them.
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