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Pretoria – DA leader John Steenhuisen is not happy with his party’s performance in all the local municipalities he heads.
During his election campaign at a rally at the Ephraim Mogale stadium in Modimolle, Limpopo, ahead of the November 1 elections, he said the party had not done enough in the municipalities led by DA.
“We’re not happy we haven’t done enough. We must do more.
“We have a record of action and promise more. When we rule places like Cape Town, we are not happy with what we have done. We want to do more.
“We don’t want to be the best group on the Titanic. We want to offer world-class municipalities. Municipalities managed by DA must compete around the world.
Steenhuisen was addressing around 200 party members dressed in blue DA uniforms.
He said service delivery was key to their campaign to take control of municipalities.
“Our opponents want to make it something other than the provision of services. These elections are local elections. Voters care about who provides the service, who they trust to keep the community safe, and who is trusted not to steal money, ”Steenhuisen said.
He begged potential voters to give his party five years to show them a difference in governance.
“This is an opportunity to elect a local government that truly understands that there can never be dignity without clean water, reliable electricity and sanitation.
“As South African municipalities collapse, one by one, under the weight of their failing ANC local governments, South Africans have a chance every five years to secure the future of their communities. cities by electing a local government that is not the exact opposite of these failing ANC governments.
In Modimolle, the DA has governed by absolute majority since the last elections in 2016, under the leadership of Mayor Marlene van Staden.
“Coalitions and minority governments can work. They have to work, because that will be the future of many councils across the country. But where possible, an absolute majority for competent and ethical government is a much more effective way to ensure good service delivery and progress.
“Another aspect of the DA difference is our zero tolerance for any form of corruption,” Steenhuisen said.
John Steenhuisen of DA is not happy with the performance in all the local municipalities he governs
SourceJohn Steenhuisen of DA is not happy with the performance in all the local municipalities he governs