Ekurhuleni: Oh what a circus, oh what a show!

Issued by Solly Msimanga – Leader of the DA in Gauteng
02 Nov 2022 in News

The ANC and EFF in Ekurhuleni cannot even agree amongst themselves on the way forward, much less pick a new mayor.

The ANC infighting and the EFF’s flip-flopping in Ekurhuleni has left the Council in limbo and sets service delivery back once again. The coalition of corruption and confusion were quick to stand together to vote out DA Mayor Tania Campbell but like the proverbial dog chasing a bus, they had no idea what to do with it once they caught it.

The council meeting was postponed after the ANC could not get enough of its caucus to agree to vote for an EFF mayor. While this squabble was going on, ActionSA which has been working hard to bring the EFF on board in Ekurhuleni were again left in limbo after they turned their backs on the DA but didn’t get what they hoped for from their new ANC and EFF friends.

The cost to the residents of the Metro is terms of money spent on a council meeting where the ANC/EFF couldn’t agree on who to propose as mayor as well as the time wasted that could have been spent on dealing with critical issues that the residents want addressed, is yet another example of why neither the ANC or the EFF should be trusted with the reins of government.

The DA will continue to fight for the residents of Ekurhuleni who deserve better that the shambles on show in the council chambers today. Voters should take a long hard look at the chaos caused by the political games played by the ANC and EFF and the steep financial cost resulting from this.

The DA is the only party that can ensure a stable and working government.