Joburg jostles for mayor
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.