Mongameli leads Ward 124

CONGRATULATIONS: New Ward 124 Clr Mongameli Myameni says he will lead his community with dignity and honesty. *Photo: Lucky Thusi.

RESULTS of the municipal by-elections held on August 23 revealed that the ANC, under the leadership of Mongameli Myameni, retained the seat it won in the 2016 municipal elections.

Although the ANC won Ward 124 with a lesser margin of 46.63 per cent of the votes cast compared to 47.42 per cent in the 2016 municipal elections, voter turnout was 23.16 per cent.

He said he is very happy to retain the ward because the community has given them the mandate to continue to lead and service them with dignity and honesty.

CONGRATULATIONS: New Ward 124 Clr Mongameli Myameni says he will lead his community with dignity and honesty. *Photo: Lucky Thusi.

“At the end of the day this ward is not up for grabs, it is not a ‘Niknaks’ ward. It belongs to the ANC and will remain ANC because it is rooted in the people’s interests. We fought for the liberation of people of South Africa, we are still relevant to liberate people socially and economically.

“We will be able to continue to help the community of Ward 124 to move forward, starting by illegal evictions and the improvement of the by-laws. We care about the people. Also we will be championing the Corridors of Freedom, ultimately taking back the Joburg Metro,” he said.

Alex Sithole, national coordinator, congratulated Mongameli and said this is a further confirmation that the residents of Ward 124 want service delivery through them. “This victory is dedicated to the late Clr Sidney Radebe. Monagameli is taking over [from] him and will continue to help people, especially fighting crime, drug dens, brothels, hijacked houses and to skill our unemployed youth. Our youth are unemployable because they lack skills. As Mongameli said about championing Corridors of Freedom, this is a social integration process that will link where people live, work and have accessible public transport.

“We also like to thank all those who voted including the opposition parties – voting stations were City Hall, City Power, Pioneer Park, Reuven, Forest High, Selby Village and South Suburb Bowling Club. Enkosi, siyabonga, siyabulela, baie dankie, re a leboga, thank you, re a leboha, hi nkhensile, ndo livhuwa. ANC lives, ANC leads,” he said.

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Lucky Thusi
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