Worry about wards

2016-02-03 06:00

MBUSI RADEBE – Bohlokong, ­Bethlehem:

COMRADES, as we continue our journey through the local political landscape, we have many concerns or views regarding our wards.

Authoritarian decisions are being taken daily because of the abuse of power.

Let us look at the rights of our people who are being undermined.

The Demarcation Board of the municipalities has raised the suspicions of those who see themselves as activists.

My concern is ward 9 in the Dihlabeng local municipality. The splitting of the south eastern part of ward 6 to become part of ward 9 came as no surprise.

Gerrymandering (the manipulation of constituency boundaries in order to gain a political advantage) was resorted to without thoroughly consulting stakeholders. The political parties were not provided an opportunity to engage on the matter.

The practice of promoting incompetent candidates in municipal elections seems immature if one considers that we have had 19 years of democracy. Local service delivery suffers because of this practice.

People should not allow ward demarcation to happen without their approval and understanding.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.