Despite Premier Makhura’s promise, Emfuleni residents are without water again

by Kingsol Chabalala MPL – DA Constituency Head: Emfuleni

Many areas across Emfuleni are today without water due to cuts by Rand Water.

Despite being placed under administration by the Gauteng Provincial Government, it seems that Premier David Makhura’s intervention has been too little too late to stop the cuts in water due to non-payment to Rand Water by the Municipality.

ANC-run Emfuleni owes the water utility in excess of R400 million due to negligent financial management and poor administration.

This is not the first time this year that residents of Emfuleni have suffered without water.

Premier Makhura and Gauteng Finance MEC, Barbara Creecy must fast track the process of resolving the municipality’s financial woes to ensure that residents are not denied access to basic services.

I will question MEC Creecy as to what steps have been taken so far to mitigate the consequences of the ANC’s failure to implement good governance and financial stability in Emfuleni.

The people of Emfuleni deserve basic services and they deserve a government that can provide these services. Come 2019, Emfuleni will receive the DA Change they so desperately need, as Midvaal did in 2009.

DA Debates Motion On Heritage Day

Speech by: Paul Willemburg MPL

“Are we succeeding in building a cohesive society?”

  • We won’t be successful in uniting our Nation, by continuously playing the race card.
  • We should have respect for religion, ethnicity and race, but we should also have respect for gender; respect for sexual orientation and respect for the disabled. It means tolerance and acceptance and the willingness to learn about the cultures and make a concerted effort to learn at least one of our indigenous languages.
  • Xenophobia still raises its ugly head in our country; as does homophobia. The murder of young lesbians in townships continues.
  • This new evil is rampant and prevalent in every sphere of government, and it’s called Corruption.

The full speech can be obtained here


Speech by: Kingsol Chabalala MPL

“In glimpsing backwards, we learn to move forwards”

  • Our country’s rich heritage and diversity is something every South African should be proud of. We were once divided, now united.
  • Reflection is the driver which ensures we move forward, but we are in charge of the GPS that will determine whether or not the direction we move in is favourable and inclusive to all South Africans.
  • It is important that we learn from each other in order to build a strong and united society. We must constantly open ourselves up to learning from each other.
  • If there are lessons, traditional medicines and other practices from other cultures which may improve the way we live and view the world we should take the opportunity to do so.

The full speech can be obtained here


Media enquiries:

Paul Willemburg MPL

DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage

082 450 0815


Kingsol Chabalala MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage

060 558 8299

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Mayor Misled Residents Of Boiketlong: MEC Mashatile Must Intervene

Emfuleni Mayor – Simon Mofokeng

Emfuleni Mayor, Simon Mofokeng’s repeated promises to the residents of Boiketlong are catching up with him.

Mayor Mofokeng promised the community rapid action in delivering houses, clean water, electricity and better roads.

This was promised to the community in an address by the Mayor to the residents during the final registration weekend earlier this month.

Public unrest continues today as members of the community are now calling on Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC, Paul Mashatile to kick-start service delivery in the informal settlement.

It is time for the MEC to come to the fore and address the challenges of the community.

Boiketlong Community

Premier David Makhura in appointing MEC Mashatile promised that he will accelerate service delivery in the province.

However, MEC Mashatile has not been to Boiketlong to address the community and have ignored calls by the residents to have him take up the challenges and speed-up service delivery.

The residents of Boiketlong are looking to the MEC to assist them in moving forward, but it seems their calls are falling on deaf ears.

The DA once again urges MEC Mashatile to address the community and hear the plight of the residents of Boiketlong.


Media enquiries:

Kingsol Chabalala MPL

DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Emfuleni North

060 558 8299

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