STATEMENT ISSUED BY UDM JOHANNESBURG COUNCILLOR, MS THANDI NONTENJA
The political scene in the Greater Johannesburg City Council leaves much to be desired.
The fact that an Integrated Development Plan summit in Midrand was violently disrupted and resulted in the injury of several persons is deplorable.
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) takes a dim view of this kind of political intolerance which harks back to a violent past and we condemn it in no uncertain terms.
It is reported the African National Congress (ANC) councillors instigated the situation and one cannot help but think that the ANC is hell-bent on destabilising the Johannesburg coalition government.
The ANC must take responsibility for their actions and explain to the voters in Johannesburg why they don’t want to accept the outcomes of the 2016 Municipal Elections. They lost the battle and their actions reeks of sour grapes. These actions are disadvantaging the community who have now deprived of the opportunity to submit their wish lists.
We hope that the injured persons soon recover and that the police take the guilty persons and/or parties to task.