The newly elected Mayor of eThekwini Zandile Gumede, has made about 43 promises to the city ‘s residents on Tuesday.
Gumede who took over the the affairs of the city from James Nxumalo on Tuesday, in a 20 minutes speech made those promises .
“Our task, as the newly-elected council, is to consolidate and accelerate what has been achieved,” Gumede said.
“We must reach for new heights and raise the bar through interventions that will change our city for the betterment of our people.
“In other words, our streets must be clean, roads must be without potholes, waste must be collected weekly, our street lamps must work, households and businesses must have regular power supply, issues of health and safety must be addressed, and water and sanitation are also on our list of priorities. The headache of RDP housing allocation must also be addressed promptly.”
“We will continue to drive a corruption-free city,” she said.
Transforming the “township economy” is high on Gumede’s agenda, with her declaring this was important if the city wanted to empower small businesses in previously disadvantaged areas.
She also said that a speed train that runs between King Shaka Airport, the Bridge City mall & the inner city was also on the cards.