Joburg jos­tles for mayor

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Ghaleb Cachalia is the DA may­oral can­di­date in Ekurhu­leni Max East­ern Cape Yes, the DA has done well in Cape Town. What it needs to do now to win the hearts and souls of the poor and suf­fer­ing masses is to go to ev­ery crevice in town­ships, vil­lages and in­for­mal set­tle­ments and let the peo­ple elect them­selves a revered, vir­tu­ous and in­dus­tri­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tive of note to col­lect and con­vey to them what their daily and im­me­di­ate re­quire­ments are, to cap­ture them in a cen­tral data­base and act upon them promptly. Bu­sisiwe Ng­wenya Gaut­eng Un­der the lead­er­ship of Mayor Parks Tau there have been a num­ber of ini­tia­tives that have im­proved the lives of the peo­ple of Joburg. A num­ber of jobs have been cre­ated, es­pe­cially for the youth, gar­den­ing ini­tia­tives have con­trib­uted to ad­dress­ing hunger, and in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment con­tin­ues to be a pri­or­ity. Un­der Tau’s lead­er­ship, the Joburg of to­day is far bet­ter than the Joburg of yes­ter­day. He should be given the op­por­tu­nity to im­prove on what he has started. Gil­bert Gqa­mane East London, East­ern Cape I would vote for Her­man Mashaba be­cause, while the ANC has had 22 years to gov­ern our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, what I see is the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of in­fra­struc­ture and lack of ser­vice de­liv­ery. Johnny Ny­athi Mpumalanga I would vote for Mashaba and the DA’s can­di­dates be­cause the ANC has changed to be­come au­to­cratic. It has aban­doned the con­sti­tu­tional val­ues brought by the Man­de­las and others. Mathye via SMS The DA is the way to go. Only a blind per­son can­not see that Jo­han­nes­burg has been in a steady but sure de­cline since the ANC took over. Ng­wana Oa Badimo West­ern Cape I will never be con­vinced by the DA be­cause it is a party that doesn’t want to end white supremacy in the West­ern Cape. They see black peo­ple as slaves only and not po­ten­tial own­ers of busi­nesses. The DA is too pro-white. Elmo Goosen Free State At present the DA seems to be fo­cus­ing only on cap­tur­ing met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas. No in­ter­est is shown in small ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, but they want the votes. I will see closer to the elec­tions. Robert Mnikhati KwaZulu-Natal How can any per­son in their right mind still have hope for the ANC when they have been com­plicit in the dou­ble deal­ings of HIV/AIDS deaths, the arms deal and sell­ing our coun­try to the high­est bid­der? They have al­lowed us to be­come a ba­nana repub­lic and know­ingly pro­tect their crooked com­rades in the process. Surely one should look for a new ve­hi­cle to take the coun­try to where it needs to go? The DA is the only party with a track record of de­liv­ery and of­fer­ing a rea­son­able op­tion within the rule of law. The DA has done a good job in the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties it gov­erns in the West­ern Cape. When vis­it­ing the Cape, the bet­ter qual­ity of ser­vice de­liv­ery is vis­i­ble through­out, whether it be gen­eral clean­li­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, health, parks or pot­holes. It is no­tice­able in both the sub­urbs and the town­ships. The proof of the pud­ding is in the eat­ing. Le­faso Mo­fo­keng via SMS I will vote for Her­man Mashaba. He rep­re­sents the new be­gin­ning – away with cor­rup­tion. Le­sego Selela I will be vot­ing for Her­man Mashaba; the ANC has stopped re­spect­ing peo­ple. Zuma has made things worse. En­dors­ing the ANC is in­di­rectly en­dors­ing Zuma. I can­not han­dle their ar­ro­gance any more.

That the EFF is threat­en­ing to take over gov­ern­ment vi­o­lently. Truly speak­ing, threats of that na­ture show how im­ma­ture they can be. shouldn’t have came out of a political leader’s mouth. We all know that our coun­try has a his­tory of vi­o­lence. It is conce

Her­man Mashaba

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