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ANC's Masina ready to compete with DA-led governments

New Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina says his government will deliver faster than the DA-led metros.

FILE: Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina. Picture: @GautengANC.

JOHANNESBURG - Newly appointed Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has pointed out differences in the African National Congress (ANC)-led coalition government in the metro, compared to those led by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Tshwane and Johannesburg.

Masina was addressing the Ekurhuleni Press Club in Germiston last night.

He says he's ready to compete with two other metros in Gauteng under the DA-led coalition governments, saying his government will deliver faster and differently.

Masina took some time to thank political parties who voted with the ANC in the council, increasing its majority from 109 to 117 seats.

He says the coalition government was put together in the interests of Ekurhuleni residents.

"Our coalition is not shady. Our coalition brings about mutual respect, honesty and a shared vision. We believe the localized manifesto that the ANC has put together will move the city forward."

Masina says all parties have a similar interest in ensuring that the coalition government is stable.

He has vowed to fight corruption, increase service delivery and continue with clean governance.

The mayor says he hopes residents in the city will give the ANC over 50% majority in the next elections, to govern without a coalition.