The Democratic Alliance in Tshwane calls on the provincial government to become part of the solution in Tshwane, by fulfilling its constitutional duty. That requires it to support the municipality. For the city to focus on its duty rather than playing politics at the expense of service delivery.
The party made this call after it was convinced that the African National Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters in the region were politically ganging against it. The party believes that there is an ANC and EFF coalition aligned with labour unions. They were aiming to bring the City of Tshwane under administration.
DA Tshwane Caucus Spokesperson, Cllr Kwena Moloto highlighted that the DA will brutally challenge any attempts by the Gauteng Provincial Government to place the City of Tshwane under administration. Jeopardizing service delivery and disrupting the lives of residents is not politically clever.
“Regardless of any undue influence, hidden motives, corruption, or violent protest. We remain committed to upholding the spirit of the constitution and legality” added Cllr Kwena Moloto, DA Caucus Spokesperson.
Although the DA is convinced that the ANC and EFF, along with labor unions are ganging against it, the EFF Tshwane Regional Chairperson, Obakeng Ramabodu denied the allegations that they are planning to collapse the municipality. He postulated that they wanted the municipality to increase the salaries of municipal workers.
He further said, “Our interest is that we are holding the executive accountable, but it is wide. When we hold them accountable we are seen as destructive, barbaric, and as hooligans”.
This proves that the DA-led multiparty in Tshwane is in a circus because the ANC also denied the allegations. Both parties want the municipality to compensate SAMWU workers on strike for their demand for a wage increase.
“There is no intention of the ANC to put the city under administration. It is a lie and we are not going to entertain it. We requested the city under the DA-led coalition to pay the salaries of the municipal employees who have been dismissed, reinstate dismissed employees, and pay the increase as per their bargaining council agreement,” said ANC City of Tshwane PR Councilor, Eugene Modise.
Service delivery is not compromised in the townships, but all 70 ANC Councilors seem inactive due to DA failing the municipality. Whereas in the suburbs waste trucks are escorted by Metro Police, concluded Cllr Modise.