Adriaan Basson | The people of Gqeberha deserve more than a new name from the ANC

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Appalling service delivery and rampant corruption have been the hallmarks of Gqeberha for many years.
Appalling service delivery and rampant corruption have been the hallmarks of Gqeberha for many years.
Lulama Zenzile

A new name alone will not change the fortunes of thousands of desperate and thirsty Eastern Cape residents, writes Adriaan Basson.

For many years, the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipality in the Eastern Cape has been one of the worst run government entities in South Africa.

Instability, rampant corruption, blatant cronyism and poor service delivery have been the hallmark of the municipality, that oversees the affairs of Port Elizabeth, renamed Gqeberha last week.

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