Corporate Governance

City Refutes False, Baseless and Irresponsible Allegations by DA

The City of Ekurhuleni vehemently rejects the unfounded and sensational allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni. In a media statement released on 3 December 2020, the DA alleges that the City’s Roads Department has run out of tar and is losing the ‘war on potholes’. 

The City of Ekurhuleni would like to set the record straight and inform the public that the City is not short of any tar patching materials. Due to the unexpected nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the regulations of the nationwide lockdown, an incident of delayed stock deliveries took place during Quarter 2 of the financial year and has subsequently been rectified. 

The City finds it unfortunate that the DA would seek to exploit a global health crisis to score cheap political points. In this time of crisis, it would be expected that all members of Council would work together in putting the citizens first during this pandemic and ensure that all parties work together to avoid any disruption in the quality services the City has been delivering to date.

The City remains committed to delivering quality public services to the citizens of Ekurhuleni. This commitment was qualified earlier this year, when the City of Ekurhuleni came a close second place in the Consulta South African Customer Satisfaction Index in Local Government for 2020.

The City of Ekurhuleni remains the leading metropolitan municipality in terms of service delivery in Gauteng. The City is winning the war-on-potholes and will continue to keep the City’s roads safe and usable throughout the December festive season. No amount of cheap politicking will derail us from providing quality and sustainable services to our people, including maintaining of our roads.