Gauteng residents can look forward to more of the same type of service delivery from Premier Panyaza Lesufi.
Today at a special sitting held at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL), Lesufi was elected as the new Premier for the province.
As the Democratic Alliance (DA), we do not expect Lesufi to do anything different. Gauteng residents will continue to suffer under the leadership of the ANC.
Corruption will continue unabated, and there will be no value for money when tenders are awarded.
Just like Makhura who was unable to execute and implement policies in place that will better the lives of our residents, Lesufi will also be blocked by his political masters and will not be able to make strategic decisions that will benefit the residents of our province.
If Lesufi is committed to changing how the provincial government does things, he will ensure that all lifestyle audits are completed before the end of the year and that officials implicated in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tender scandal are brought to book.
Furthermore, if Lesufi is really committed to building a non-racial and non-segregated Gauteng he should publicly denounce his previous divisive statements around the Afrikaans language in schools.
Service delivery will continue to suffer under the leadership of the ANC-led Gauteng government.
Our residents have the power to change the current ANC government and vote for a capable DA government in 2024, which will deliver better services and improve lives.