After the Local Government Elections in August 2016, the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) entered into a bilateral agreement with the African National Congress (ANC) to set up a coalition and govern the City of Ekurhuleni. The PAC had broken the myth and misconception that it was a go-it-alone party not suited to multilateral platforms.
The city of Ekurhuleni has had a stable leadership and has rendered basic services to approximately Three thousand five million residents and compared to other metropolitan municipalities such as Tshwane and Johannesburg in Gauteng and Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, Ekurhuleni offers a cogent leadership and it resolves its problems seamlessly and this is because the model of the coalition is a cooperation among equal partners, using the governing experience of the ANC and contributing constructive criticism to build a steady leadership.
Secretary for Political and Pan-African Affairs Jaki Seroke said the skies have not fallen yet because almost 1.4 million households continue to get services such as refuse removal on weekly basis, water and sanitation, electricity and other amenities. There are great improvements in developing roads and public transport for commuters in the city.
“The coalition which consists of three other parties to make majority council, holds reviews and has held up to four summits up to date to assess its work and attend internal matters in a transparent manner. The coalition is four square behind the leadership of Executive Mayor Councilor Mzwandile Masina and his Members of the Mayoral Committee” expressed Seroke.
Seroke said the PAC intends to use its governing experience in Ekurhuleni as a leverage in the up coming provincial and national elections and that the party will also approach residents of the City to give them electoral support in those elections.