Stop this mayoral madness

THE city is working to upgrade the spatial profile of the informal settlements that house about 164 000 households.

DANIAL COXEN of Rhodesfield writes:

So the mayor of Ekurhuleni now wants to convert all the informal settlements, that pollute our city, into formal townships with a free handout of land and the supply of all services and facilities. (Informal settlements to become townships – Kempton Express April 6).

As is usual with the ANC, the idea is ill-conceived and is purely politically motivated. It will lead to economic ruin.

Where is the money for this madness to come from? Why, the honest ratepayers of the city of course – those of us who are already struggling to survive the stifling burden of monthly payments for which we get very little in return.

If this plan ever goes ahead, there will be an immediate influx of hundreds of thousands of people from all over South Africa, all wanting to cash in on the free bonanza.

The crime rate will increase exponentially, property values will fall, businesses will move elsewhere, job opportunities will plummet, those of us with the skills the city needs will get the hell out and the city’s fall into chaos and squalor will escalate.

This mayoral madness must be stopped – now.

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