Ekurhuleni: DA Implosion Ensues with the Resignation of Chief Whip & Oversight Chairperson

This week’s resignation of City of Ekurhuleni Chief Whip, Kheta Shandu, and Oversight Chairperson, Pieter Henning, both from the Democratic Alliance (DA), is indicative of the implosion currently taking place as a result of the DA’s failures to lead coalitions.

Both councillors Shandu and Henning also resigned as City of Ekurhuleni councillors, with Henning citing a “total lack of service delivery” as the reason for his resignation.

The resignation of Henning and Shandu further strengthens ActionSA’s belief that the DA-led coalition government has failed to address the decline in service delivery in Ekurhuleni.

We, therefore, ask that Executive Mayor, Tania Campbell, and her Mayoral Committee accept their failure and resign in favour of better leadership within that multi-party coalition.

ActionSA already left the coalition government in the City of Ekurhuleni in November last year due to concerns about Mayor Campbell and her Executive’s inability to improve service delivery.

At the time, ActionSA chose to be a constructive opposition within the council, maintaining pressure on the coalition government to prioritise service delivery and championing the issues of residents.

For too long the residents of the City of Ekurhuleni have been let down by consecutive governments – including the current administration – and ActionSA will continue to ensure that these governments are held accountable for their failures.