THE ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay has taken residents for granted and if Numsa contests the 2016 municipal elections as the United Front, it will topple the party in the metro, union boss Irvin Jim said yesterday.
Numsa’s central committee last week affirmed the union’s decision to form a workers’ party, to be called the United Front. In an exclusive interview yesterday, Jim said the ANC in the metro had failed residents by not delivering services.
“The ANC has taken the people of Port Elizabeth for granted. If you recall, in the last elections when [Zanoxolo] Wayile became mayor, the people were up in arms and we had to convince them to vote for the ANC. “And now you have the oldest mayor [Ben Fihla, 82] that has been brought there, for what? He does not have the energy to deal with the issues. “Service delivery in Port Elizabeth is at its lowest and the message is very simple – the working class in the city must organise and defend itself,” Jim said.
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