Local ANC has served the people well

2016-08-31 06:00

CONGRATULATIONS to the ANC on securing all uMgungundlovu District councils.

As an ANC cadre and activist, who served as councillor, mayor and speaker for 23 years, it was an achievement that was deserving as the people’s choice.

Perhaps, unbeknown to many, the organisation is a well-oiled machine that monitors strictly ANC councillors’ performance.

During my long tenure as mayor and speaker, I was never instructed to “deploy” a comrade, but was asked to comply with the Employment Equity Act, gender equity and the demographics of our municipality.

One of the ANC’s priorities is to treat all equally, irrespective of political affiliation, race and gender, and to rid municipalities of corruption.

This has been practised stringently and publicised.

As I leave the corridors of council, I thank the regional and provincial leaderships over the years for their support and guidance that enabled us to up our service delivery and performance, and to strive for excellence.

I congratulate the elected mayors and councillors and wish them well in carrying out their duties in the interests of the people.

Let us strive for success by communicating our needs to councillors and via the Integrated Development Plan process.

I remain a dedicated ANC activist and member.


Former Richmond mayor

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