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Cyril Ramaphosa warns to remove ANC councillors, here is why

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a stern warning to ANC councillors. African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa says the party will act decisively to remove councillors who tarnish its image.

Despite the fact that Cyril Ramaphosa issued a stern warning to ANC councillors who tarnish its image, the president also urged residents to call out incompetent councillors without fear. This comes after Cyril Ramaphosa met with loyal ANC supporters in KwaNdengezi, Umlazi and KwaNyusa in the eThekwini Municipality. Earlier in the weekend, he engaged with party members on the province's South Coast on concerns around the selection of candidates.

Umlazi had many concerns which they wanted the president to know about in the area. Residents biggest concerns was the escalating crime rate, unemployment and incompetent councillors as their biggest concerns among other. The crime rate in Umlazi is of a concerning matter as its ranked the third highest in the country for murder.

Resident Thulani Khumalo of Umlazi said, "Since growing up we have been promised things now we're adults but we don't see any change because even where we are standing we were promised a mall up until now there is no indication it will be built. There are no police stations in Umlazi, we all go to one police station. So we're asking Ramaphosa to change things including the issue of councillors even the monies that have been misused. Our wish is for Ramaphosa to change our lives as he's coming here, he should see what we are complaining about".

Another resident of Umlazi, Nkazimulo Mvuna had similar concerns about the conduct of councillors, the provision of water and the collection of refuse. This concerns had lead to Ramaphosa reiterate that the party was committed to a government free of corruption, urging residents to call out such government officials. "That comrades these people have chosen you because they have trust and confidence in you and they believe that you are going to work for them, and not for yourselves and not to line your own pockets and not to go and advance your own interests".

Cyril Ramaphosa will take zero tolerance on these alleged incompetent councillors. Ramaphosa will continue with his election campaign trail on Monday in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

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ANC African National Congress South Coast Thulani Khumalo Umlazi


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