'Fire all bad councillors'

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has called on President Jacob Zuma to fire councillors and mayors who were not wanted by residents in their communities to end service delivery protests.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has called on President Jacob Zuma to fire councillors and mayors who were not wanted by residents in their communities to end service delivery protests.

He said ANC councillors, often "elected through patronage and factionalism", should work hard to win the hearts of residents otherwise the ANC should remove them from office.

Malema blamed the protests squarely on the ANC, saying the appointment of councillors through patronage and factionalism was at the heart of the problem.

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