Anthony Benadie MPL
Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga
With days to go to the 2014 national and general election the SABC once again side-lined the DA from a live election debate.
The SABC’s Morning Live show hosted a live debate during an outside broadcast from the Inyaka Dam in the Bushbuckridge local municipality, and only requested the ANC, COPE and APC to participate.
The debate gave provincial cooperative governance HOD and ANC national assembly candidate David Mahlobo more than enough airtime to explain away the severe water shortages in the Bushbuckridge municipality. This while his department has still not brought water to the people of Lillydale, more than two years after violent protests and promises that it would be delivered October 2012.
The fact is that the ANC is under severe pressure in Bushbuckridge. Internal struggles and tender rigging have completely collapsed the municipality’s ability to deliver services, and after more than a year of being under Section 139 administration, the people are worse off than ever.
While the SABC continues to be his master’s voice, the people of Bushbuckridge are rapidly realising that only the DA is able to deliver a better life, and on 7 May, the people will send a clear message to the ANC that their time in government is running out.
Change is coming to South Africa, and there is no amount of SABC bias that can prevent it.