House Chair, one of the clauses of the Freedom Charter is that "The people shall govern!" Indeed, the people shall govern and choose their own government.
Following the dissolution of the Mtubatuba Local Municipality last month, the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs reassured the residents that by-elections to elect a new council would take place in May, as scheduled.
We welcome the announcement and we trust that this will bring order and stability to the area of Mtubatuba. We call on all residents to be responsible and vote for those who have always placed all citizens at the centre of their policies, and that is the ANC.
Our view as the ANC is that the dissolution of a municipality should be the last resort when all other interventions to restore stability have failed. This was the case at Mtubatuba, where political instability frustrated all efforts on the part of the provincial government to once more place the municipality on a path towards growth, sustainability and prosperity. I thank you.