On October 21, 2021, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe led a door to door canvassing campaign in the area of Daveyton mainly in wards 68 and 70.
The minister went around the area interacting with various residents who expressed their frustrations and issues.
During the public meeting he stressed stating that the issues that are raised by the residents deserve to be addressed and resolved, he also emphasised that community members need to act upon their issues they shouldn’t just wait for the government
The ward 68 councillor candidate, Vuyani Mbeki who was part of the electioneering campaign promised his community members that he will do better and improve their lives.
“The campaign was successful we managed to deliver our pamphlets and listen to the issues that were raised by our people. We went into Chris Hani and Gabon informal settlements,” said Mbeki.
He further explained, saying that people are tired of hearing empty promises they want action, so he promises to give them what they want.
“I will work for the community and deal with service delivery issues and most importantly I will unite the community of ward 68,” he stated.
A resident of ward 68 who wanted to remain anonymous told Ekurhuleni News they are mostly affected by crime in the area and they hope it will be mitigated.
– To do better and be better.
– To deploy honest and competent local leaders.
– To deploy action-orientated men and women who are committed to service delivery.
– To deliver services promptly and consistently.
– To rebuild safer and healthier communities.
– To stimulate local economies.
– To deploy leaders that will be available for the people.
– To listen to and have open channels of communication.
– To remain accountable.
– To form and sustain working partnerships with communities; civic; religious and all community organisations; NGO’S, and the private sector to benefit local communities.
– To spare no effort in rooting out corruption and all forms of nepotism in our organisation and all levels of government.
By Simphiwe Nkosi