ActionSA in Ekurhuleni Submits Motion of No Confidence Against Mayor Ngodwana in Bid to Save City

Yesterday, ActionSA submitted a Motion of No Confidence against Mayor Ngodwana and his team of MMCs in a bid to save Ekurhuleni from the brink of collapse.

Since his election, with the help of the ANC, EFF & the Super 7 Minority parties such as the ATM, ICM, PAC, COPE, UDM, AIC and IRSASA in March 2023, service delivery and the City’s financial standing has deteriorated.

ActionSA has been a vocal opponent to Ngodwana’s disastrous tenure as Mayor, which saw the EFF join the City’s political leadership for the first time. It was clear that Ngodwana was installed as a compromise between the ANC & EFF, and we cannot idly sit by and watch as he fails to govern.

Under Ngodwana’s leadership, we have witnessed:

– The City’s Finances deteriorate, with cash on hand at record lows.

– Service delivery grind to a halt as service providers are not paid.

– A waste crisis which continues to plague communities.

– The mayor ignoring a council resolution on insourcing as well as failing to implement the lifestyle audit.

– His failure to implement the council resolution on hijacked buildings which continue to pose a health and safety risk for unsuspecting residents.

We have seen that the EFF, occupying important service delivery portfolios and the critical finance portfolio, have systematically brought service delivery to a halt, and failed to implement fiscal controls.

Cllr Dunga, MMC for Finance was infamously involved in the ‘Blue-Light Crash’ last year and has also more recently failed to submit the Auditor General’s report to council on time.

This is a basic pillar of good governance, which allows councillors as elected public representatives to assess the state of City’s finances and whether rate payers’ money is being spent correctly.

It is for these reasons we have brought a motion of no confidence against Mayor Ngodwana and his team of underperforming MMC’s.

The motion will now serve before Council’s programming committee, and once approved, will be tabled at the February Council meeting for a vote.

To this end, ActionSA is willing to work with any party that will put residents first and get service delivery moving again.