Ward 83 Tshwane

Getting to know Andrew Lesch

Andrew is your DA candidate. He is a proud resident of Erasmuskloof for the past 30 years.

He started his career in 1977 at the South African Police at various stations until he retired in 2019 as a Brigadier. He was also a communication officer at the Provincial and National levels and a station commander at various stations.

He lectured part-time at Damelin Management School for 13 years.

He is currently the assistant company secretary for  for the Elderly Care Fund for retired police officers and a member of the Section 79 oversight committee for the Tshwane Metro Police.

Andrew also served as the chairperson of the Pretoria branch of the Security Association of South Africa (SASA), Chairperson of the SAPS full bore shooting club and chairperson of the Mont Cheval Board of Trustees.

My priorities:

  • Illegal dumping: Illegal dumping has stemmed through public awareness and a system of reporting, of which I was part. This will continue. I am driving through the Ward on a regular basis and will continue to monitor the area and report issues before they become a problem.
  • Service delivery: The main service delivery issues are load-shedding, water supply, maintenance of roads and roadsides, waste collection, and streetlight maintenance. Much of the maintenance is done sub-standard and half-heartedly. I will visit maintenance sites and inspect the quality. My feedback to the metro will include recommendations. Established social media groups will support me in these efforts. I will continue to foster and improve working relations with the metro.
  • Safety: A serious concern is the lack of road policing in the whole of Region 6. This includes the absence of Tshwane Metro police when needed, corruption of Metro Police, and lack of action against taxi driver misbehaviour. I will work with the Chief of Police and the oversight committee to address the issues and to work out a long-term plan of action to improve these services.

Ward 83 Tshwane