Fedusa: Delivery time

2011-05-20 15:30

Johannesburg - Newly-elected councillors should stick to their pre-election promises, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Friday.

"Trust regarding promises of service delivery, infrastructure and community security must be built on track records of accountable leadership," Fedusa acting general secretary Krister Janse van Rensburg said in a statement.

"Now that voters have made their mark, political parties and municipal councillors will need to start delivering on the promises they made during their election campaigns."

Fedusa was happy at the increased voter turnout in Wednesday's local government election, compared to the 2006 poll.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday gave a provisional figure of 57% voter turnout, compared to 48% in 2006.

"Fedusa is confident that the 2011 local government elections will be declared free and fair," said Janse van Rensburg.

"This democratic process however, also highlights the massive obligations and responsibilities that lie before elected officials at the start of their five-year term."

Fedusa congratulated the IEC "for their careful planning and efficient service".

"IEC officials, staff and volunteers should be commended for their swift counting, capturing and validating of ballot results."

  • Smindlo - 2011-05-20 15:58

    hehehehehe...if the fat-arrsed, lazy and corrupt scumbugs councillors could not deliver in 17 years what makes you think they would do otherwise this time around. its business as usual: corruption, nepotism, cronysm, incompetence and more tenders for friends and families.

      Valis - 2011-05-20 16:04

      ...and the masses still living in dismal poverty.

      jowza - 2011-05-20 16:11

      vallis,were the masses living in luxury when your fathers ruled?

      piet.strydom - 2011-05-20 18:32

      @jowza - It might not have been in luxury, but they were definitely living better than before my father arrived. My father built a school and a church for them, which they never had. He gave them employment, which they never had. No, they didn't have electricity. And if you bother to ask, no, we also didn't have electricity.... And they are probably worse off now, they are definitely not better off.

      piet.strydom - 2011-05-20 18:34

      And my grandfather was one of the first settlers in the Lowveld, he and his fellows tamed the country, fought runderpest, malaria and bilharzia, and made the area fit for humans to live in, for the first time in history.

  • MnrFotograaf - 2011-05-20 16:27

    In yer dreams Fedusa...

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