Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng has been accused by the DA for spending nearly R1.7 million on KFC, Nandos and hotel bills. Picture: Twitter
Johannesburg - "Voetsek (go away) Simon Mofokeng".
These were some of the words DA members shouted as they gathered at the licencing department in Vanderbijlpark on Thursday morning.
Despite the chilly weather, the DA members had embarked on a march, calling for the Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng to step down following allegations that he spent a whopping R1.7 million on KFC, Nandos and hotels.
The march was led by John Moodey, DA Gauteng leader Kingsol Chabalala, DA constituency Head for Emfuleni, Makashule Gana, member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature for the DA and Khume Ramulifho, DA Gauteng South Chairperson.
Chabalala told The Star that the March was about what was happening in Emfuleni regarding mismanagement of taxes payers money, abuse of municipality resources and lack of delivery of services on continuous and sustained basis.
Creative placards were used to demonstrate the frustrations of the marchers with some reading "KFC mayor must go," ANC is failing us" and "the Emfuleni mayor is eating our money" held up high.
"Simon Mofokeng is an embarrassment to the ANC and Gauteng provincial government," said Chabalala
As the crowd made it's way to the Emfuleni Municipal buildings to demand that he step down they were singing, "ha o le motsha o supporta Simon wa tsenwa" meaning 'if you are a young person and you are supporting Simon, you are crazy'.
Lolo Modike, one of the DA supporters told The Star that it was about time Mofokeng stepped down.
"The KFC mayor must go, he must go and be the face of KFC," said Modike.