ANC NWC expected in Bay on Jordaan's first day as Mayor

JUNE 1, 2015

The National Working Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to visit the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality on Monday to tackle service delivery challenges.

"We want to see an acceleration of service delivery; we want change things to move with speed, so that people can feel change in the leadership of the municipality," said ANC national spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa.

"So whether you are talking about houses or you're talking about collection of rubbish, whether you are talking about how the municipality runs and does its work. People must feel a change that there is a new leadership that can work faster."

The NWC's visit coincides with South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Danny Jordaan's, first day in office as Executive Mayor of the embattled municipality. Jordaan was elected unopposed last week by an ANC-only council after opposition parties boycotted the Special Council meeting that elected him.

Monday's visit is the third time that the ANC top leadership will visit the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality in a month - signalling the party's renewd determination not to lose the Metro to the Democractic Alliance (DA) in the upcoming 2016 Local Government Elections.