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DA leader Mmusi Maimane listens attentively to Midvaal Mayor-candidate Bongani Baloyi.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane listens attentively to Midvaal Mayor-candidate Bongani Baloyi. 

 

by SMANGA KUMALO and REGINALD NHLAPO

We’re not against ANC, but we are against corruption, these are the words uttered by Midvaal Municipality’s mayoral-candidate, Bongani Baloyi during DA-leader Mmusi Maimane’s visit in Lakeside Estate on Tuesday morning.

Baloyi said he was concerned about ‘some leaders’ whom he labelled as fly-by-night by hiring people during the night to work in government entities.

He claimed that other political leaders abuse their power by hiring only their friends and family members.

“You know our situation here. You know those who are in charge are involved in corruption. No one will come here and launch projects without my presence,”
“If they call meetings you must attend and stop those meetings,” Baloyi insisted.

According to him there are those who utilises government resources to enrich themselves while other addresses the residents wearing political regalia.

Maimane echoed Baloyi sentiments by saying there is no corruption in Midvaal unlike other other Gauteng municipalities.

“In Midvaal we don’t tolerate corruption irrespective of the position one holds. We don’t deploy but we fire those who are corrupt,” he concluded.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane seen with Midvaal Mayor-candidate Bongani Baloyi, Dennis Ryder at Lakeside Estate Library.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane seen with Midvaal Mayor-candidate Bongani Baloyi and Dennis Ryder at Lakeside Estate Library. 

by SMANGA KUMALO and REGINALD NHLAPO

The Democratic Alliance-run Midvaal municipality has set a high standard when it comes to service delivery.

According to DA leader Mmusi Maimane the municipality is competing with international countries.

He said; “That’s why we attracted big companies in our municipality. Development here is not substandard which is something happening in Emfuleni Local Municipality.”

“The different between Midvaal and Emfuleni municipality is the government,” he reiterated.

However, Maimane said they [Emfuleni] are only concerned about protecting one man, JZ (Jacob Zuma).

“The DA does not protect individuals, a one man protects the masses.” he claimed.

Before addressing DA supporters, he was accompanied by Midvaal Municipality mayoral-candidate, Bongani Baloyi, Member of Parliament Makashule Gana and other leaders during a walk-about in Lakeside Estate which saw a visit to a clinic, library and multipurpose centre.

“I feel at home as I didn’t see any sewer running on the streets unlike Emfuleni. In that area it is visible everywhere,” he concluded.