Newly elected DA councillors have all signed commitments to end the†corruption of ANC leaders, bring service to the people and all of them†will strangle the government of the ANC in order to have all the land†claims processes in South Africa fast-tracked, its Mpumalanga leader†said on Wednesday.
“Every applicant commits themselves to be a candidate and they are†councillors now and there are requirements for that. First you commit†yourself to stopping corruption, ensuring better services for all and†that is based on our manifesto that as a party we are really committed†to stopping corruption and bringing services to the people as well as†addressing unemployment,” provincial chairman James Masango told†013NEWS on Wednesday.
“So, we will fast-track the land claims by taking that into†consideration. But you see, the biggest problem now is that since the†land claims were opened in 1998 a lot of people have not got those†land and we always ask why and that’s because government doesn’t have†the 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 his†party saw the problem as being the “corruption after corruption” of†officials.
“Here in Mpumalanga I know a lot of people that have claimed land, ask†them where is that land now and ask officials to answer. Very sheepish†answers,” he blasted.
Therefore his Mpumalanga councillors will now make sure that each and†every decision made by the ANC in government “is it a decision that†addresses unemployment, does that decision bring services to the†people 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)