The DA's dismal service delivery in Gugulethu

Matshoba MO

Honourable members I wish to bring it to the attention of this house that the people of Gugulethu here in Cape Town continue to suffer under the administration of the DA-led City of Cape Town. Since 2007, the people of Cape Town in general and Gugulethu in particular, have been lied to.

From the first DA Mayor Helen Zille in 2007, her successor Dan Plato and the current incumbent Patricia de Lille, the DA today continues to lie to the people of Gugs. Parts of Gugulethu such as Kanana, Barcelona and many others still use portable toilets, which are expected to be tolerated by black people but not by the likes of De Lille who famously covered her nose and mouth with masks because she is too good to be exposed to the stench.

Other parts of Gugs are characterised by backyard-dwellers and informal settlements. Furthermore, Gugulethu is plagued a high rates of violent crime, gangsterism, alcohol and substance abuse. And the City of Cape Town has no appetite to address this while suburbs such as Newlands and Camps Bay are prioritised.

The ANC is the only organisation that prioritises the needs of the poor in this country. The ANC is the only beacon of hope for communities like Gugulethu, the only caring organisation that put all people of this country first and this they will reflect when we go to elections later this year.

I thank you.