By Masilo Malakwane
QWAQWA – The Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa (DPSA) says it is no secret that the legacy and landmarks of its founding president, the late Dr Tshiame Kenneth Mopeli are still evident for everyone to see.
The party launched its manifesto dubbed ‘Sechaba se a Ipholosa, Now or Never’ at Phuthaditjhaba Freedom Square last Saturday ahead of the November 1 local government elections.
Party leader Moeketsi Lebesa said DPSA promises voters a clean governance and continuation of what it delivered during its time at the helm of the borough.
“When we take over power, our voters should forget about the persistent challenges of water and electricity in Maluti a Phofung as they will be history.
“We have an impeccable track record of governance in QwaQwa which we ran for 19 years. It is unfortunate that the ANC government has destroyed the legacy of Dr TK Mopeli, from government buildings to schools that have produced well-known teachers. One by one, our Harrismith town that was once called little Switzerland, has become a ghost town. The ANC are false prophets like the historical Nongcause, who terribly misled her kingdom in the former Transkei into burning down their wealth,” Lebesa said.
The DPSA leader expressed confidence in his party’s strategies to create jobs in poverty stricken QwaQwa.
He vowed to work with Taiwanese experts to reopen all closed factories in QwaQwa and Tshiame area, and expand the R57 highway road from QwaQwa to Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape province.
“Unlike those who tell you what they will do if you give them your vote, ours is to ensure that we implement our master plan to tackle these two dire challenges of water and electricity in Maluti-a-Phofung,” he said.
The DPSA is set to contest all the 35 wards in Maluti-a-Phofung; it has seven candidates vying for the Thabo Mofutsanyana district municipality.