Didiza running away from public debates with the DA – Solly Msimanga

ANC despatched outgoing Mayor Ramokgopa to defend their failures and lies

Didiza running away from public debates with the DA

21 July 2016

With just 2 weeks to go before the August 3 elections, the DA has learned that the ANC’s imposed Mayoral Candidate for Tshwane, Thoko Didiza, has once again opted out of taking part in a televised public debate.

Instead the ANC has again despatched outgoing Mayor Ramokgopa to defend their failures, lies and broken promises on both the eNCA debate this evening, as well as in tomorrow morning’s debate hosted by kykNET.

In fact, Didiza is yet to take part in a single public debate since she was deployed to Tshwane by President Zuma. What is Didiza hiding from?

Today I would like to challenge Didiza to come out of hiding and debate the ANC’s record in the Capital and her plans for the City.

Come and debate the ANC’s unemployment record in the Capital that saw 40,000 residents of Tshwane join the ranks of the jobless in the first quarter of 2016 alone.

Come and debate the ANC’s service delivery record that has left informal settlements without access to water and sanitation, and forced them to resort to illegal electrical connections because the City has not provided an alternative.

Come and debate the corruption endemic to the ANC in Tshwane that costs the City billions and reserves EPWP jobs and housing opportunities for those connected to the ANC.

With the elections fast approaching, the people of Tshwane deserve to know who they are voting for on August 3.

Instead of hiding behind Sputla, Didiza must give the people of Tshwane the opportunity to decide who will really bring the change our City needs to move forward again.

Change is marching on the Capital as momentum grows behind the DA. On August 3 the DA can win Tshwane and bring change that will stop corruption, deliver better services and create jobs.

Issued by Motheo Mtimkulu, Media Manager, Tshwane Mayoral Campaign, 21 July 2016