Councillors must honour their promises

2016-07-28 06:00

CANDIDATES for the upcoming municipal elections are promising residents heaven and Earth, but they must take into account the impact on community development as a result of their false promises.

Their promises must be realistic and must take into account the economic reality. If they do win the wards they are targeting, will they be able to deliver? Many of us are sometimes taken for a ride and are convinced that our unemployment rate and lack of service delivery will be addressed simply because they will be in office.

To all those who are contesting the elections, know that breaking your promise will make things difficult.

To those who are elected councillors, I say to you: honour your promises made to the people and carry on with your door-to-door campaigns. Do not return only for the next election campaign.

I wish you the best for the local government elections but remember all those who fought hard for this freedom, including our international icon Dr Nelson R. Mandela.

We salute all those who will always fight oppression and racism, and those who are there to ensure that accountability triumphs.

Bonginkosi Ndlovu

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