The New Ekurhuleni Mayor in his inaugural speech attacked voters for abandoning ANC at polls.
Mayor Mzwandile Masina insinuated that it was uncool for SA voters to rejected the ANC in Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Nelson Mandela Bay.
He indicated that the party liberated the people and as such, doesn’t deserve the abandonment.
Msaina was addressing ANC supporters outside the council’s chambers in Germiston when he made the remarks.
He said: “None of us would have predicted that the people of Tshwane would forget who hanged Solomon Mahlangu in 1979.
…None of us would have thought that the people of iBhayi (Nelson Mandela Bay) would easily forget who abducted and subsequently killed the Pebco 3 – Sipho Hashe, Champion Galela, and Qaqawuli Godolozi – 22 years into our democracy.
It is rather a sad day that having done so much to transform the lives of our people, some have seen it fit to replace the ANC in two of the three Gauteng metros.”
According to him, the development of many areas in South Africa into world class township are among the numerous things ANC blessed South Africans with.
Also, Msaina tongue lashed opposition parties while he praised the people of Ekurhuleni for not abandoning ANC.
“…we the people of Ekurhuleni, the people of Oliver and Adelaide Tambo, Chris Hani…and many other liberation struggle icons were spared this moment not because we are different.
But, because of our understanding of the true meaning of the struggle for liberation.”
Msaina’s Government Priorities
Thereafter, he appreciated PAC and African Independent Congress for supporting the ANC.
And, highlighted the under-listed as his government’s priority in the next five years.
- The eradication of fraud and corruption.
- Building 100,000 housing units.
- The electrification of all informal settlements.
- Making the Ekurhuleni university issue a national agenda.
- Providing 59,000 serviced stands.