DA marches against ‘KFC mayor’
“KFC mayor must go”, “Babes wase Nandos.”
These were some of the jibes by DA supporters on Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng during their protest at municipal offices.
They taunted the mayor for his alleged misuse of taxpayers’ money, after he apparently splurged R1.7 million on KFC, Nando’s and hotel bills. They braved the chilly weather to join the demand that Mofokeng step down from his position.
“Voetsek Simon Mofokeng,” some yelled, as they gathered at the licensing department in Vanderbijlpark in the Vaal yesterday. “ANC is failing us” and “The Emfuleni mayor is eating our money” read some placards. The march was led by Daddy Mollo, a DA leader from the Sedibeng district, as well as the provincial leaders, John Moodey, Kingsol Chabalala, Makashule Gana and Khume Ramulifho.
Once the DA’s “blue wave” arrived at the municipal offices to hand over their memorandum, they found the gates were locked.
“Under the leadership of Mofokeng and the ANC, we are known all over the country as “Babes wama potholes” and “Babes wase Nandos”, shouted Mollo.
He said that under Mofokeng’s leadership, Emfuleni residents suffered due to poor service delivery.
The DA reiterated its claims that Mofokeng was making use of security contracted to the municipality to guard his private guest house at a cost of R1m. In an attempt to prove the claims, the DA showed The Star documents.
DA leaders said they would fight until the mayor was removed. They also accused the ANC of discriminating against non-DA members in employment.
“Unemployment in the Sedibeng region is nearing 50%, yet the mayor and his ANC cronies decided that only ANC members deserve jobs,” Mollo said.
Dissent: A DA supporter during a march calling for the removal of Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng in Vanderbijlpark yesterday.