Too late many would say. But then, it’s a step in the right direction.
Reports has it that the ruling party in Limpopo pleaded with its newly elected Mayors and Councillors to respect and humble themselves before the people.
This follows ANC’s lose of support in the municipality elections.
Among the many reasons highlighted for the ANC lose of support, elected representatives from the ruling party were accused of being arrogant and proud.
In this regard, ANC’s provincial spokeswoman Khumbudzo Ntshavheni related that the party is taking time to instruct its representatives on the issue.
Ntshavheni said: “The ANC is instructing all our Mayoral candidates and Councillors to sacrifice the best of their energies in being humble servants to our people.
We need them to consult more with and give feedback on all matters of development to our people. Our deployees are well aware of the challenges ahead. They know that the work ahead requires men and women who are committed and will spare no effort in the service of our people.”
She added that the party is insisting the appointment of individuals “of capability and integrity in the Political management teams.”
“It is not going to be business as usual‚ we are going to step up the gear in order to improve the lives of our people,” Ntshavheni added.
ANC support in the province nosedived, majorly, in Waterberg. Should the DA and EFF decide to form a coalition, the ruling party will be the opposition in Modimolle and Thabazimbi municipalities.
Meanwhile, Ntshavheni divulged that the ANC is still trying to negotiate with other parties to rule the Waterberg district.
“The ANC is also negotiating co-governing arrangements with the smaller parties in Waterberg‚ progress of which will also affect our deployment arrangements,” she disclosed.