Deputy Speaker, on behalf of the DA, I move without notice:
That this House -
1) notes with concern the promises made by the Community Safety, Security and Liason MEC of Mpumalanga that the residents of Siyathemba township near Balfour will be amalgamated into Gauteng province and not with the Lekwa Local Municipality as proposed by the Municipal Demarcation Board; 2) also notes that these promises are misleading as an MEC has no authority to change provincial boundaries;
3) further notes that to remove a community from one province and amalgamate it into another is not simply a cut and paste exercise;
4) acknowledges that this process is closely guarded by the Constitution and is likely to require an amendment to the Constitution; and
5) further acknowledges that these promises demonstrate how out of touch the ANC-led government is with regard to the needs of communities and how false promises are used to disguise the inability to lead.
I thank you.