Gauteng Election Results Frighten Provincial ANC Politicians

Infrastructure Development Portfolio Committee

Poor results achieved by the ANC during the Local Government election in August has had a huge impact on the attitudes of the party’s politicians in the Gauteng Legislature.

In a recent meeting of the Infrastructure Development Portfolio Committee, ANC members made an impassioned plea to Gauteng Infrastructure MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, to pull out all the stops to turn around the poor performance of the department.

They predicted, that if this could not be achieved, then the DA would be sitting in the MEC’s chair come 2019.

MEC Mamabolo indicated that while he was confident that the department has systems in place, the major risk remains the poor attitude of some employees who do not care about the quality of their outputs.

Pressure on ANC Administration to Deliver

He suggested that those employees needed to understand that the days of no consequences for poor performance were over.

This new attitude amongst ANC politicians has positive consequences for residents of Gauteng in that they can expect better performance. The thought of losing power seems to have concentrated their minds like nothing before.

Why the ANC had to wait to take a beating at the polls before showing more urgency and care, is a question that only they can answer.

The DA will continue to put pressure on the ANC administration to deliver efficient, value for money services to the residents of Gauteng. In conjunction with the DA-run municipalities in Gauteng, namely Johannesburg, Tshwane, Midvaal and Mogale City, we will show the ANC how to govern to the benefit of all residents.


Media enquiries:

Alan Fuchs MPL

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Infrastructure Development

060 558 8313

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