ActionSA has spoken out against the “political forces” and pressure that is supposedly being applied to derail community members from detailing how the City of Tshwane allegedly mismanaged the water crisis.
ActionSA’s Nkele Molapo took to Twitter on Thursday, 15 April 2021, to circulate a statement suggesting that there are forces trying to derail the accountability process in the City of Tshwane. The statement, written by ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba, noted that some witnesses had withdrawn from speaking out against the alleged mismanagement of the water crisis in the city, supposedly due to unnamed political forces and pressure.
According to the statement, “Witnesses have referred to ‘political pressure’ being brought to bear on them during the course of last night and today. While some have withdrawn, most remain dedicated to ensuring accountability for the people of Hammanskraal.” Moreover, “We remain open to Mayor Williams changing his mind and recognising that he has a Constitutional duty to account on behalf of the City of Tshwane to communities whose lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by a failure to provide water – a right enshrined in our Constitution.”
Currently, the party is canvassing for votes for the upcoming by-elections, with Mashaba seemingly looking to convert other political parties’ supporters in the process.
See the post below.
— Nkele Molapo (@NkeleMolapo) April 15, 2021