The United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa says the African National Congress (ANC) deployment policy has created many problems for South Africa, including the high rate of unemployment.
He says government officials are appointed by the governing party which leads to acts of corruption.
Holomisa says many municipalities are dysfunctional because incompetent people have been employed.
He says going into the Local Government Elections, his party promises a clean government.
“You will find that a Public Service Commission plays less appointing those people. A Minister will come or a Deputy Minister or MEC will come to the department, immediately he forces that accounting officer who was there or a Director-General to go and he brings his own DG that is where corruption starts at government level,” adds Holomisa.
The United Democratic Movement launched its manifesto in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.
The party says its primary goal and election premise is to “put the people first” as part of our long-term strategy to transform South Africa into a Winning Nation – starting at local government.
The video below is reporting on the UDM’s manifesto launch: