of watching parliamentarians failing to hold government to account tired of

Of watching parliamentarians failing to hold

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of watching parliamentarians failing to hold government to account; tired of corruption without consequences; tired of being poor, hungry and landless when others are so rich. Madam Speaker, the state of the nation address acknowledged much of what needs fixing South Africa. It contained visionary
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 231 elements, such as building a modern city Mr President, but also a welcome shift in emphasis from planning to implementation. That is the shift that I noticed. We already have a National Development Plan, NDP. We need hard, sensible, honest work to deliver on it. As a Minister I am fully committed to the implementation of that agenda. As the leader of an opposition party I am committed to holding government to account for implementation. Those who ask if accepting a position on the executive may compromise my role as an opposition leader should know that, I would not have accepted the position if it came with a muzzle. Weighing the state of the nation address priorities against GOOD’s plan to fix South Africa [time expired]. Mr M NHANHA: Hon Speaker, Hon members, fellow South Africans. Mr President, during your maiden state of the nation address, you quoted Bra Hugh Masekela’s song, asking the country to send you. South Africans indeed sent you. Now, with very little to show as the leader of this nation, you want South Africans to go to sleep and dream. For 25 years, Mr President, residents of Makana Local Municipality have been dreaming for a better life but
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 232 their dreams have been shattered at every turn. The President himself was recently in Makhanda to celebrate Freedom Day. The traffic lights were not working for months but were fixed in haste, in anticipation of the arrival of the first citizen of the Republic of South Africa. The citizens of the City of Saints have been subjected to constant threats of electricity cuts by Eskom due to the municipality’s inability to pay their bills, with continuous defaults on payment arrangements made with the power utility. Most residents pay their monthly service bills in Grahamstown Mr President, yet find themselves having to remove their own rubbish because municipal workers just do not pitch for work. The residents sometimes have to drink water with traces of the deadly E.coli bacteria, this being a result of the poor state of our water reticulation system. The City of Saints is now the city of potholes, with illegal dump sites, rubbish strewn in every street, uncaring management, maladministration and downright corruption. IsiXhosa :
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 233 Ugqirha u-Zweli Mkhize nomama u-Pamela Tshwete babeziyele eRhini bazibonela intlalo embi yababtu baseRhini.
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