Danny Jordaan gets thumbs up from SACP Eastern Cape

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan is doing a great job of stabilising and turning around the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and voters should reject the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Athol Trollip in next year’s elections.

This is according to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Eastern Cape, following its two-day Provincial Working Committee (PWC) meeting, which was held at Matatiele, in the Alfred Nzo District, over the weekend.

“We appreciate the work that is being done by Danny Jordan, Mayor of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality in stabilizing the metro,” said a statement from the party.

“His relative good work will help restore the confidence of the people in both the African National Congress (ANC) and the municipality.

“The turnaround of the institution should be used by the people as one of the reason to reject the apartheid second coming led by Athol Trollip in the coming local government elections.”

The SACP however, again, said that it was concerned about ‘political protection’ given to some corrupt officials in some municipalities.

“We are concerned by the continuous inconsistencies in the interventions in the municipalities, in particular those that were identified as hot spots by the alliance. These inconsistencies appear as some political protection of corrupt elements.”

Early, this month, the party condemned the suspension of Buffalo City Municipality Municipal Manager, Andile Fani, by what it called a greedy cabal of tenderprenuers in that Metro.

It still said that, it will campaign “in every corner of the province for our long standing ally, the ANC,” in the upcoming 2016 Local Government Elections.

The two-day event also saw the PWC interacting with the branches of the party in Matatiele.

“The PWC satisfied itself with the state of our party in the sub-district, appreciated the strong presence and activism of our party,” it said.

The PWC also discussed its political and organisational report in preparation of an upcoming Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting.

“Both reports assisted the PWC meeting to deliberate on the political and ideological outlook of our province, country and the world.”