Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned that the ANC stands to be removed from power if it fails to punish those responsible for bad governance in the municipalities it leads.
Makhura was speaking in Boksburg on Monday where the ANC was holding a local government summit. He slammed some of the ANCled municipalities for continuing to tarnish the ANC’s image through bad conduct by leaders, which he said could see the governing party losing power if culprits were not punished.
“We have to confront the reality that poor performance must be punishable, and corruption and mismanagement must lead to consequences.
“It’s very hard to campaign for elections, as we have seen, so we can’t allow people to mess up the image of our organisation. It’s the ANC that will face the consequences because the people are very unforgiving,” he said.
The summit’s aim was to look into the state of governance and socioeconomic challenges facing municipalities in the province. Makhura took aim at Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba and his administration, accusing them of deliberately snubbing the provincial administration on issues of co-operative governance.