- Herman Mashaba has challenged the ANC to come and tell the rioting residents of Alexandra of the party's successes over the last 25 years
- The Joburg mayor is adamant that the ruling party has sacrificed the legitimate concerns facing the community in favor of their 'electioneering tactic'
- Mashaba has called on Ramaphosa to put aside petty politics in order to provide active solutions to the woes of the community
Herman Mashaba has issued a challenge to the ruling part: Come and tell the residents of Alexandra of your 25 years of success.
The Johannesburg mayor has slammed the ANC councillor for electioneering instead of representing the party to actively take part in the clean-up of a mess they helped create.
In a statement, Mashaba claims that ANC members have hijacked the concerns of protesters to further their election campaign after preventing city manager, Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni, from receiving a memorandum detailing their grievances.
“The ANC’s conduct today has again exhibited its electioneering tactics as the only motivation behind the protests – sacrificing the legitimate concerns of residents.”
According to The Citizen, Mashaba went on to lambaste ANC councillors for conducting themselves in a similar manner last week, when Michael Sun, MMC for safety, had been prevented from receiving a memorandum from protesters.
The mayor said that the DA was ready to tackle the problems facing the people. A meeting has been set for next week, where he will meet with ward and public representative councillors.
Mashaba has confirmed that he has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa in the hope of developing a shared approach to engage with the protesting residents. Ramaphosa is set to engage with the community on Thursday and the mayor has called for petty politics to be put aside in order to resolve the issues at hand.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Gauteng township has been plagued by service delivery protests in recent times. The DA leadership is convinced that the ANC is attempting to use the current unrest to dethrone them in the hotly-contested metro.
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