Time to remove the rot in Ekurhuleni

Please find attached a soundbite by Refiloe Nt’sekhe.

Fellow South Africans,

My name is Refiloe Nt’sekhe. I am currently the Democratic Alliance Shadow MEC for Social Development in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. I also serve as the party’s Deputy Federal Chairperson.

The Democratic Alliance have selected me to lead the party’s charge in the City of Ekurhuleni as their Mayoral Candidate.

As a resident of Ekurhuleni, and having served as a Councillor in the city, I am aware of the complete and systemic collapse of the municipality.

Ekurhuleni is the epitome of political ineptitude coupled with sheer disdain by those who were elected to run the city five years ago.

Power outages for days, weeks on end, interrupted and unplanned water outages, roads in disrepair, and urban decay is rife while poverty and squalor are the hallmarks of the incompetence of the ANC and their coalition partners.

I know this, because like you, I am a resident of Ekurhuleni. The city is my home, and just like you, these are my lived experiences.

Yet, despite all of this rot, there is hope. There is a solution.

These are not insurmountable challenges. These problems require a leader who is competent and truly dedicated to serve the people of the city first. Ekurhuleni residents need leaders who are humble, committed, and compassionate.

As I stand here today, my promise to you, the residents of Ekurhuleni, is that under my leadership, with the skills and Democratic Alliance’s record of good governance, Ekurhuleni can and will be a city where every single resident is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Real service delivery, real development and growth can and will take place under a DA-led administration.

Like a surgeon removing a deadly tumour, I intend to remove the rot and restore my patient back to full strength.

My commitment is you, the residents of Ekurhuleni. I am here for you. I am in your corner. I am your champion. Dedicated to finding solutions to the service delivery challenges you have been facing.

Together we can overcome and set our municipality on the road to prosperity and improve the lives of all residents.

With those few words, I Refiloe Nt’sekhe, accept the Nomination of DA’s Mayoral Candidate for Ekurhuleni.

I thank you.