No electricity, no vote - community

2016-05-13 06:00
 Photo: supplied Community members march for water and electricity.

Photo: supplied Community members march for water and electricity.

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THE community of 15 villages in Umzimkhulu Ward 6 is threatening not to vote if the area is not electrified. Last week community members held a peaceful march challenging the Umzimkhulu Municipality to electrify their villages before local government elections.

In the march community members told the municipality that the area has no electricity and no water. They warned that if the problem is not attended to on time people will not exercise their right to vote.

Themba Mbhele, who was representing young people at a march, said schools are suffering because computers can’t be used without electricity.

After receiving a memorandum from the community Umzimkhulu Municipality mayor Mphuthumi Mpabanga commended the community for not burning schools and clinics because of the lack of electricity.

“The municipality has forwarded your requests to the KZN Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.”

Marchers dispersed peacefully.
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