Two wrongs don't make a right. What has gone wrong in that settlement does not justify your ill-thought-through interventions here in Cape Town. We are intervening in that municipality. We do not shy away from that, actually. As I am saying, two wrongs don't make a right. We are aware of that situation, so watch this space. That is why we have a bucket eradication programme.
We cannot try to justify portable toilets being kept in people's homes as dignified. [Interjections.] We will deal with it. We will deal with it, irrespective of whether it is in an ANC-controlled municipality or here in the Western Cape. South Africans deserve better. [Applause.]
I want to respond to the continuous yapping by members of the opposition on issues of corruption. [Interjections.] Just hear me; just lend me your ears! A project company, called Filcon Projects, was liquidated in the United States of America. The owner of this company, Mr Saul Loggenberg, has been barred in Britain from serving as a company director until 2024, but as I am talking to you, the very holier-than-thou DA here in Cape Town has given that company lucrative business deals.
I am not fabricating this story; it is on the record. Tell no lies, claim no easy victories, and account for the R3 billion you have used on consultants! An amount of R3 billion was used by the Western Cape on consultants and they are not able to fill critical posts. In addition, more than 80 engineers came here and they refuse to serve our local communities in the rural towns and municipalities. They are all locked up here in the municipalities because it is a white laager. We need to talk about these stories. [Time expired.] [Applause.]