The Democratic Alliance (DA) has pledged to fix the embattled 107 Municipalities under the administration of the African National Congress (ANC), SurgeZirc SA reports.
In a statement made available to SurgeZirc SA, it was gathered that findings from the Out of Order index revealed an additional 43 municipalities are now on the verge of financial collapse.
According to reports, in the third quarter of 2021, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) released a report in which 64 municipalities across the country had been identified as “dysfunctional”. The 43 municipalities identified by the News24 index now bring the tally of dysfunctional municipalities to a shocking total of 107.
Reacting to this report, the DA’s parliamentarian Cilliers Brink, in a statement said the ANC’s years of financial mismanagement, political instability, and cadre deployment have rendered local governments completely ineffective.
“Across the country water and sanitation infrastructure is collapsing, garbage collection has grinded to a halt, rolling blackouts are getting worse and economic activity is almost non-existent.
“In contrast, DA governments are getting things done. Out of a total of 257 municipalities, only 16 are considered to be stable. The vast majority of those stable municipalities are DA-governed.
“This demonstrates that the DA is the only party big enough and with the experience to stop the ANC’s carnage in local government. Where the DA governs there is clear and tangible proof of our excellence in government.
“South Africans have two choices these elections: keeping the failing ANC in power or voting for a DA government that will get the basics of local governance right,” the statement reads.