Masina turns RDP hand over into ANC electioneering stunt

ANC Mayoral Candidate, Mzwandile Masina, has brazenly abused state resources by handing over RDP houses in Alra Park, near Nigel in Ekurhuleni, as an ANC campaign event on Monday 18 June 2016.

RDP houses built by the state for beneficiaries should have been handed over by metro officials in Ekurhuleni branding, not the ANC’s mayoral candidate in ANC garb.

The Public Protector has previously ruled that the handing out of food parcels sponsored by the state by the ANC was an abuse of public resources for party political campaigning.

Masina has previously been vicious in his attacks on Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, and his act of defiance clearly demonstrates that he feels he is above the rule of law.

Masina clearly takes us cue from the man who deployed him as the ANC’s mayoral candidate – Jacbo Zuma.

Masina had the audacity to even post pictures of the handover on his Twitter feed on the 19th of July – as he clearly feels that there will be no consequences for his actions.

To view pictures click here.

It is clear that Masina does not understand the concept of separation of party and state, and like Zuma, will treat citizens money as his own personal bank account if given the chance to occupy the mayor’s office.

As mayor, I would strongly respect the principle of separation of party and state, and govern in the interests of all citizens, unlike the ANC.

Houses and EPWP jobs would not be reserved for ANC members, but open to all regardless of political affiliation.

The DA is the only party that respects the rule of law, the Public Protector and the people of Ekurhuleni. Only the DA can deliver the change that will improve people’s lives in the city.

The DA will be lodging a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate Masina and the ANC for this flagrant abuse of state resources to benefit a political party.


Ghaleb Cachalia

DA Mayoral Candidate for Ekurhuleni