Livestream:FFPlus launches its 2021 Municipal Elections manifesto.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
The Freedom Front Plus' Pieter Mulder, Pieter Groenwald and Wouter Wessels.@JanGerber.
The Freedom Front Plus is launching its manifesto in Pretoria on Saturday.
Stop the decay – this is the FF Plus mantra for the upcoming municipal elections.
Launching the party's manifesto in Pretoria on Saturday, party leader Pieter Groenewald said the decay in local municipalities was of such a nature that no party could say that it would fix it overnight.
"No, we are coming to you to ask your support to stop the decay," Groenewald said.
The FF Plus has three main themes to its plan to "stop the decay" - the staff of municipalities, proper financial management and economic development.
Groenewald said that, if you could address the three issues, you could arrest the decay and turn the situation towards a better future.
"We, in the Freedom Front Plus, say we can ensure better service delivery by focusing on the employees, on the financial management and, thirdly, on the economic development.
"And if I talk about the employees, the first thing is that the employees of a municipality must understand they are there to deliver a service to the public," he said.
"So we will have to change their attitude."
The party's long-held view to abolishing affirmative action is entrenched in its proposals to look at municipal staff. He said appointments must be based on merit.
The manifesto launch took place in a hybrid form, with a small audience at the venue, and others joining in through virtual platforms and social media.
Live proceedings below:
Video Courtesy of SABC.