IFP's eThekwini Municipality Executive member, Cllr Mdu Nkosi today says, the burning of property, blocking of roads with burning tyres by the Luganda residents proved that people are fed up about the failure by the municipality to deliver basic services. People have waited for so long for services that they were promised.
"It is important for government officials to prioritise service delivery and avoid such violent protests that lead to the vandalising and destroying of the municipal properties. While protests over poor public service delivery are not a new phenomenon, the number and violent nature of these protests has escalated over the last couple of months due to the ANC government's failure to deliver basic services and its inability to properly administer its municipalities," continued Cllr Nkosi.
"It is clear that citizens are angry and frustrated over the many promises that have been made and broken by the ANC government, and are tired of the struggles they have to face on a daily basis due to a lack of proper housing, sanitation, access to water and electricity. Every South African deserves to live in dignity and should be able to access clean water, electricity, sanitation and housing.
We therefore urge the ANC to start addressing these problems at a ground level in order to prevent further service delivery protests from happening in the future ,"added Cllr Nkosi.
The IFP further demands that the eThekwini municipality must urgently provide the much needed services to the people that they voted for," concluded Cllr Nkosi.
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