DA will strangle ANC on land issue

Newly elected DA councillors have all signed commitments to end thecorruption of ANC leaders, bring service to the people and all of themwill strangle the government of the ANC in order to have all the landclaims processes in South Africa fast-tracked, its Mpumalanga leadersaid on Wednesday.

“Every applicant commits themselves to be a candidate and they arecouncillors now and there are requirements for that. First you commityourself to stopping corruption, ensuring better services for all andthat is based on our manifesto that as a party we are really committedto stopping corruption and bringing services to the people as well asaddressing unemployment,” provincial chairman James Masango told013NEWS on Wednesday.

“So, we will fast-track the land claims by taking that intoconsideration. But you see, the biggest problem now is that since theland claims were opened in 1998 a lot of people have not got thoseland and we always ask why and that’s because government doesn’t havethe money to give the land claimants [to buy and maintain the land].Money is squandered, so let’s end corruption first,” Masango said.

Masango said seeing skin colour will not work in South Africa and hisparty saw the problem as being the “corruption after corruption” ofofficials.

“Here in Mpumalanga I know a lot of people that have claimed land, askthem where is that land now and ask officials to answer. Very sheepishanswers,” he blasted.



Therefore his Mpumalanga councillors will now make sure that each andevery decision made by the ANC in government “is it a decision thataddresses unemployment, does that decision bring services to thepeople or does it end or create corruption?”

The party struggled to increase its voter support in Mpumalanga in the 2016 Local Government Election and suffered losses in some of the municipalities like Thembisile Hani and Nkomazi.

(edited by ZK)