- Democratic Alliance
- South Africa
The City of Johannesburg has been lead by a DA-led administration for the past 13 months. In this short time, the residents of Johannesburg have started seeing the DA difference. We need the residents to support the DA Mayor Cllr Herman Mashaba by signing this petition in support. Give Cllr Herman Mashaba the term to really change the City around. Creating the City of Opportunity.
The ANC filed a Motion of No Confidence against the Mayor of Johannesburg for the Council meeting taking place on 26 and 27 September.
After only 13 months in office, this move should be dismissed as the antics of a desperate party trying to come to terms with its new role in opposition.
The truth is after only 13 months we have been able to ensure that change promised begins to take root in our City. These were achievements that were unimaginable after more than two decades of self-serving ANC rule:
1. We have established a corruption busting unit that has a case load of 1400 cases, involving more than R14.4 Billion. More than 300 arrests have been affected, and disciplinary action has been taken.
2. We have planned and budgeted to upgrade 51 informal settlements over 3 years, at a cost of R1.9 Billion when the ANC planned to only upgrade 2 informal settlements in the previous financial year.
3. We have extended operating hours at numerous City Clinics and Libraries, so that these community services are extended beyond working hours for those most in need.
4. We have brought down traffic light downtime by 20%, and repaired over 120 000 potholes in recent months.
5. We have initiated the recruitment of 1500 more JMPD officers, increasing the force by 50%, to change the fact that our residents are in fear while criminal operate with impunity. The K9 narcotics unit has successfully affected hundreds of arrests, seizing hundreds of kilograms of drugs.
There is no doubt that there remain enormous challenges in our City for which change can only be realised over the long-term
The ANC’s Motion of No Confidence must be seen for what it is, a desperate effort to climb back on the gravy train that they have been deprived of for the past 13 months.
The SUPPORT THE (DA) JOBURG MAYOR - Cllr HERMAN MASHABA petition to Democratic Alliance was written by DA and is in the category Government at GoPetition.