GOOD Tshwane Metro mayoral candidate, Sarah Mabotsa has assured of her commitment to cleaning up government, noting that the city is in a mess that needs urgent fixing.
On Wednesday, 15 September 2021, GOOD’s mayoral candidate for the Tshwane Metro, Sarah Mabotsa issued a statement stressing for the need to fix Tshwane by spending money on services and not wasting it on inflated salaries of what she has referred to as unqualified people. Mabotsa expressed that the City of Tshwane is in a mess, noting that the auditor-general had reported a loss of R2.9 billion due to irregular expenditure in the 2019/2020 financial year.
Moreover, the international rating agency, Moody’s had downgraded the metro by four notches in 2021. Mabotsa also highlighted how the city is allegedly bankrupt and needs to be fixed fast. She further assured of her commitment to cleaning up the government and putting a stop to tender fraud, as she believes this is possible with the right leaders implementing better spending oversight and public service that is accountable and transparent.
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🟠 MUST-READ | GOOD's candidate for Mayor of Tshwane, Sarah Mabotsa:
"It's time to STOP Tshwane wasting billions of Rands of our money through irregular expenditure and invest the savings in to service delivery!” Read more here: https://t.co/CNPwNnUugH#LGE2021 #GOODmyHOOD pic.twitter.com/4srvegFDKp
— GOOD (@ForGoodZA) September 15, 2021
Why does Mabotsa believe there are unqualified people occupying the Tshwane government positions?
Mabotsa noted that in 2020, the public protector investigated the appointment of Previn Govender as the head of Tshwane Emergency Services, and discovered that he did not meet the requirements for the chief of emergency post.
What does Mabotsa believe the government money is being wasted on?
The mayoral candidate believes that there is enough money to fix the Tshwane Metro but that billions of rands are being wasted on city salaries, noting that additional billions are being raised through expensive service costs.
Where did Mabotsa’s political journey begin?
Mabotsa’s journey in politics began at both the University of Venda and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), where she pursued political studies. Mabotsa also gained decades of experience working at senior levels in public service, although she is not a politician as she has described herself.