Protesters write to Zuma

2009-11-18 00:00

DISGRUNTLED Mpofana residents have written to President Jacob Zuma asking him to intervene in defusing a volatile situation that has arisen since their recent service delivery protests.

The Concerned Mpofana Community Members say that instead of rectifying issues, councillors and their supporters are intimidating those involved in service delivery protests.

Lwandle Madlala, who wrote the letter, said they were also motivated by the fact that they presented the KZN provincial government a list of their grievances in August and to date there has been no response.

The letter to the president reads: “...you are requested to intervene as a matter of urgency to defuse the situation, which is becoming extremely volatile. The community wants immediate action taken against corruption, nepotism, lack of service delivery and wasteful expenditure... we therefore urge you to meet with the comunity to address issues of concern.”

According to Madlala, at a meeting on Sunday the community resolved to engage in further public protest on Saturday, November 28.

He said an application has been made in terms of the law for permission to hold a protest march.

 

 

 

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