Corruption will no longer be tolerated: Mayor Jordaan

AUGUST 5, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, on Wednesday reiterated that corruption will not be tolerated in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality anymore.

“We want a city accessible to all,” he told those that gathered at the 2015 SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, which saw the handover of 120 wheelchairs to needy beneficiaries at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

His remarks came when several Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality officials are facing an uncertain future as a forensic investigation by National Treasury - particularity around the city's failed Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS), is reportedly nearing completion.

"We are not going to allow corruption and theft in this Metro.  If you have been stealing, you are going to jail," he said.

Jordaan said that they will ensure that public money is used for the benefit of the community and "not for people inside to steal or make friends with people outside on how to steal it."

Jordaan said that the handover was a restoration of people's dignity as he “has seen disabled people crawling on floor to get around”.

He said that the Nelson Mandela Bay was living up to its name as Madiba was a man, who cared deeply about the dignity of people adding that there was nothing wrong with people in wheelchairs, just that they just can’t move like others.

The handover was organised in conjuction with the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD) Nelson Mandela Bay and supported by local organisations including radio station, Algoa FM, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Access Management and the Port Elizabeth International Airport.

Following today's handover, about 268 wheelchairs have been handed over to beneficiaries since the initiative began in 2012.

Image: SPAR EC via Facebook.