Leaders Must Fulfil Their Election Promises
06 November 2014.
The IFP calls on leaders, especially Municipal
Mayors, to fulfil the promises they made during the elections, that
communities will get service delivery in the form of toilets and
electricity if they voted for their political parties in the recent
national general elections.
"During elections Mtubatuba Mayor, Robert Ntuli,
promised residents of Mfekayi, Ophondweni and kwaShikishela that
they will get electricity, but nothing has happened till today. The
enthusiasm political rhetoric that leaders usually display during
campaigning periods change when politicians get into power and
elections are over. Many politicians who are elected disappear after
elections only to re-appear on the next campaign trail. They seem to
be very able and caring to serve when campaigning but look dead when
they enjoy power," said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
"Surprisingly such failed leaders are not shameful enough to stop lying again as they repeat same promises to win other elections. Politicians might dispute this truth; but KwaZulu-Natal residents are silently questioning if some of leaders can do anything new, when they failed to accomplish their mandate previously.
Failure to honour promises begets loss of trust,
support and honour. South Africans cannot be forced to keep
believing that the same leaders who failed them in the past still
need more chances when those very same leaders selfishly enriched
themselves instead of serving our people as expected," continued Mr
"Leaders don't have to serve themselves. Leaders
must serve the people who voted them into power. People vote for a
leader to represent them, to listen to their plight and to respond
to their needs. We call on the Mtubatuba Mayor to provide people
with electricity as per his promise. If he fails to do so he must
vacate his position as mayor because he has proven that he is
incapable of leading that municipality and that he has misled the
community," concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP wants to reiterate its commitment to
regain control of Mtubatuba municipality as the people of Mtubatuba
are saying that the only party that can deliver services and fulfil
their hopes and dreams is the IFP.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson, 078 290 5842
For Media Enquiries:
IFP Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675