WITH regard to the article "Roland 'is on a metro hit-list'", October 29, I just want to point out that currently the municipality is in a financial crisis and has had bad audits for a while now.
But you don't find anybody in Standard House (the ANC regional office) saying: "Let's sit down and find a way to work with the municipality to solve those problems and improve service delivery."
The reason is – and I suspect the leadership knows – that they are using certain municipal officials to work against their municipality and they promise them political defence. There is no need for a political solution here.
The Kabuso report must be investigated, and corrupt officials and politicians taken to jail. Unemployed people are being used as voting cattle.
Even Sicelo Mleve himself knows he is being used, but as an uneducated and unskilled young man he thinks he has no choice. There are many choices and one of them is to go out and do what we all do: look for a job first and stop being attached to the apron strings of others. There are many like him and we don't need this kind of politics in South Africa of 'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours'.
What can you expect to be included in the ANC leadership when it is being led by a comrade who himself has been fingered in many corrupt deals, and is using all he has to make sure that he is not being investigated and sent to jail.
Everyone today wants to be a leader because there are financial benefits, people.
Not being driven by class consciousness, they don't have service delivery at the back of their minds. It's a situation that says: "I elect you and you appoint me and we both should benefit."
There is no regard for those at whose expense we are doing that. Workers and the poor suffer the most with this going on and they are the ones who vote in numbers at the end of the day.
Sizwe Foley, Port Elizabeth