The leader of the Socialist Agenda of Dispossessed Africans (SADA) political party, Aubrey Ngoatle says their main focus is to root out corruption in municipalities where they have representation.
SADA increased its allocation at Fetakgomo-Tubatse from one in 2016 to two at last Monday’s local government elections.
The party also got one seat at Makhuduthamaga local municipality and a seat at Sekhukhune District municipality.
The party is celebrating its achievement in Praktiseer outside Burgersfort in Limpopo.
Ngoatle says they will use their four seats to influence service delivery provision and job creation in Sekhukhune.
“As SADA, we are happy and jubilant. We have actually performed much better. In Fetakgomo-Tubatse, we used to have one seat and we have actually doubled our seats. In Makhuduthamaga, where there is a (high) rate of the hooligans and theft, we know that they’ve stolen even compactor. Even now, we don’t know where it is, but we have managed to get a seat. We also managed to achieve a seat in a district. I mean, you will remember, that district is popularly known that the millions are just missing (sic). No one is arrested and nothing’s happening. But I’m telling you that, as SADA, we’re coming and definitely, the heads will roll.”
The party says it aims to grow beyond the Sekhukhune district, where it got four seats at different municipalities in the local government elections. The political party celebrated its achievement at Praktiseer, outside Burgersfort in Limpopo, on Sunday.
“As SADA, we have been more clear that as a formidable organisation pursuing socialism, (we) will end the outsourcing. We will make sure that those security officers who are equally abused and exploited by the private companies are employed by the municipality. We will also make sure that those who are working in the waste are also employed by the municipality. We have also realised that the municipality employed people who are not capacitated. That is why you will find a CFO, but you’ll find that they are also outsourcing the work of the CFO to companies. Consultants will only be engage when it is necessary and the skill is limited.”
Party supporters say its presence at municipalities will ensure that people’s interests are protected.
The party say it will also contest in the national elections in 2024 to ensure that it spreads the message of socialism.