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Maimane: DA still has a lot to do to clean up metros

Thursday marks exactly a year since the opposition party wrestled control of key metros in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay from the ANC in cooperation with other opposition parties.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership holds a briefing on 1 year since the 2016 Local Govt Elections in which DA-led governments were elected in cities across the country. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says there has been progress in the DA-led municipalities to clean up the metros, which he says were handed over in a mess, besieged by corruption and cadre deployment.

Thursday marks exactly a year since the opposition party wrestled control of key metro municipalities in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay from the African National Congress in cooperation with other opposition parties.

The DA leader was joined by the mayors of Cape Town, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay.

He says his party still has a lot to do to clean up the metros.

“When the DA-led government assumed office in the metros of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay, we had the mammoth task of turning these cities around which were besieged with ANC corruption and maladministration. The ANC had two decades of cadre deployment entrenching themselves in local government, so to turn this around, takes an extreme amount of work.”