Voters registered despite chaos

2016-04-14 06:00
Residents from Kuyasa, in Khayelitsha, finaly registered for local goverment elections, over the weekend. PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

Residents from Kuyasa, in Khayelitsha, finaly registered for local goverment elections, over the weekend. PHOTO: Lindile Mbontsi

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Kuyasa residents in Khayelitsha finally managed to register to vote this weekend after the previous voter registration was marred in chaos due to protest.

Voter registration at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary and Sizisukhanyo Preschool were successful during the weekend after the community reached a consensus with the Demarcations Board.

“We received a letter from the board that states that they will look into our matter before the 18th of April. They agreed that we as a community have a solid case that needs to be taken seriously,”said Thanduxolo Wili the Secretary of South African Civic Organisation (SANCO).

In March—the first voter registration was barred from by protesters. Who demanded to remain in ward 95.

Residents told City Vision that, the new municipal demarcations would change ward 95 to be under ward 97 but the city did not tell them about the development.

One Kuyasa resident who refused to be named said they will protest till their voices are heard.

She argued “we need our own councillor who oversees our issues not Mpucuko Nguzo from Makhaza”.

Residents claimed that, Nguzo is committed with Makhaza not them.

Again, due to new demarcations, they will fall in ward 97 under Mthwalo “Rider” Mkutswana. Residents do not want to be under any of these councillors, they want their own councillor who will pay specific attention to their problems.

Loyiso Mathe (39) a resident of Kuyasa said: “I’m glad that we are heard. Our grievances will be attended to, we just need to be treated fairly that’s what our fight is for,” he said.

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