DA GP Premier Candidate Solly Msimanga unveils mobile Esidimeni billboard

Issued by Solly Msimanga – DA Gauteng Premier Candidate
30 Apr 2019 in Press Statements

Today, l unveiled a mobile Life Esidimeni billboard to expose how the ANC-led Gauteng government under Premier David Makhura has killed our people.

Please click here to watch the video.

For far too long , I have been challenging Premier Makhura to debate me on serious issues affecting the people of Gauteng.

The people of Gauteng have a right to hear both leading candidates’ positions on these issues so that they can make an informed choice on election day.

Debates are a standard element of any democratic election, and Makhura’s refusal to debate is not only arrogant, it is also un-democratic.

I want to hear from Premier Makhura as to why victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy have not yet been compensated, and why the perpetrators have not been prosecuted.

Specifically , I want to know what the Premier’s role was in making the decision to shut down Life Esidimeni which lead to 144 deaths, and if he agrees with President Ramaphosa’s statement about Qedani Mahlangu , the ANC Gauteng Health MEC that she is “once a comrade, always a comrade”?

Below are stills from the video:

The people of Gauteng also deserve to know if Premier Makhura believes it appropriate to hire party members, pay cash bribes or provide sexual favours in exchange for EPWP jobs.

I would further also like to hear if David Makhura believes that the current e-toll regime is working well, and if he believes it makes sense to have a e-toll regime that sends 80% of revenue to a foreign company that administers the system.

These are important issues, and the people of Gauteng have a democratic right to hear from their elected officials and candidates on their respective positions. I call on Premier Makhura to agree to a one-on-one debate with me before the election on the 8th of May.