Makhura urges leaders to be hands on

2014-07-05 22:23
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Johannesburg - ANC provincial secretary David Makhura on Saturday called on public representatives to be more hands on in their communities.

"We have to humble ourselves, we have to serve at your pleasure," Makhura told members of the SA Communist Party during the Gauteng provincial council held in Johannesburg.

"We have said we will spend time on the ground, the way we govern has to be radically different."

He warned leaders about allowing power to run into their heads.

"We have no absolute power over people, we must not carry ourselves as if we do.

"We must never forget that governance is about people... we are elected to lead in addressing the challenges facing our communities," Makhura said.

He said if leaders did not serve their communities, people would not vote for them.

Makhura said the elections were difficult because the province didn't achieve what it hoped to achieve.

"We must go back to the drawing board... the community of Gauteng wants a government that is responsive, they want leaders who are with them on the ground," he said.

Makhura urged leaders to govern with integrity.

"We can't run away from our people, we must solve their problems with them," he said.

- SAPA

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