By SIZWE ZWANE
*THE ANC in Tshwane has confirmed that a substantive urgent people’s motion of no confidence has been submitted to the Speaker of Council on 22 August 2018 in a statement.
According to the ANC, the motion was motivated by a number of issues which includes rampant corruption, maladministration and poor service delivery in the City of Tshwane.
Lesego Makhubela the ANC Caucus spokesperson said the African National Congress is not desperate for power, they simply advancing community grievances levelled against a corrupt DA-led administration which has been characterized with poor service delivery especially in townships and informal settlements.
“It is now well documented that the DA-led administration has stopped legitimate projects initiated by the ANC government and said that the ANC was corrupt, to this day the DA has never brought any evidence or the successful prosecution of ANC politicians in this regard. The public now knows that the office of the Executive Mayor is riddled with irregular appointments and disregard for employment equity and affirmative action and he has not even addressed the youth bulge and rampant unemployment in the City, which is a ticking time bomb.
“We have seen an unprecedented arrival of public institutions of the state in the form of the Public Protector, who now has a report from the City Manager on irregular appointments in the office of the Executive Mayor. The Auditor General who is now reviewing the GladAfrica [Ariya] historic corruption scandal to the tune of R12 Billion,” said Makhubela.
Makhubela said the South African Qualification Authority dismissal of lies peddled by the City that senior officials are vetted. The MEC who has now send section 106 b  to the Executive Mayor.
“The ANC has listened to communities and it is our obligation as the leader of society to serve them and provide solutions to their problems associated with the DA-led administration failed to deliver minimum basic services of water, electricity, sanitation and waste collection in townships and informal settlements. All our people want change in the Capital City and the ANC will lobby other political parties to make sure that we don’t use the back door but we come through the front door of Council and deliver on minimum basic services.
“The ANC has taken a decision to field a candidate in the form of its Chairperson and the new leader of opposition in Council, Dr Kgosi Maepa should the need arise during Council proceedings. We are aware that no political party has won an outright majority and we will lobby other parties to firstly support the motion of no confidence and we will support other political parties who also submitted the same motion,” added Makhubela.
The ultimate pursuit is to have fresh elections and get a fit and proper mandate from Tshwane voters and ratepayers to govern the City.
We will not renege on our solemn commitment to fight corruption and maladministration whenever it raises its ugly head like here in the City of Tshwane.
The ANC leader in Tshwane, Dr Kgoshi Maepa said their objective as the ANC in Tshwane is to register grievances that were submitted to the people since the DA-led corrupt administration took over in 2016. So far they have done a lot of work to expose the rogue DA-mob in Tshwane and their corrupt administration.
“The ANC in Tshwane has a plan to ameliorate the socio-economic conditions of our people – we want to reverse squalor and abject poverty in the City, we are now going to work with other parties in Council tomorrow (30 August) to lobby for the removal of the DA’s incompetent Executive Mayor, Solly Msimanga.
“Ours is not a short-cut to power through the back door, the ANC is not desperate for power at all costs driven by instant political gratification and narrow selfish intentions.
It is the ANC that has called for fresh elections as a mechanism to allow Tshwane residents an opportunity to decide the future of the City after DA’s monumental failure to deliver basic service to our people,” said Maepa.
He said, however, during Council tomorrow, the ANC will be guided by the political situation, lobbying and make a decision based on objective and subjective conditions in Council on a way forward. In the end, the will of the people must come first and prevail, the struggle for a better life continues and victory! firstname.lastname@example.org