|The DA challenges Executive Mayor of Emfuleni, Simon Mofokeng, to a public debate on service delivery and corruption within the municipality.
This comes as Mayor Mofokeng’s remarks on a local radio station stating that he is paranoid and is living in fear as the DA continues to pursue action against him for alleged money laundering and dodgy business deals.
If Mayor Mofokeng is so paranoid, he should open a case at the local SAPS in order to protect himself.
His paranoia is indicative of the fact that he has something to hide.
His remarks to the media on my pursuance of accountability in the municipality shows that Mayor Mofokeng is trying to deflect attention away from his business deals and alleged corruption.
The DA has requested both Cooperative Governance MEC, Paul Mashatile and the Auditor General of South Africa to launch an investigation into the alleged money laundering by the Mayor.
If Mayor Mofokeng has nothing to hide, he should accept my offer to debate relevant issues that affect residents of Emfuleni on a daily basis.
Mayor Mofokeng should not be cowardly and opt-out as he has done on so on many occasions when challenged to a debate.
Emfuleni residents have had enough of corruption and the looting of public money. It is high time that all dodgy officials and elected representatives are held to account.