Basic needs in poor communities not met

2016-05-11 06:00

TWENTY-TWO years into democracy and yet our people still fight for dignity of having their own home. The government has turned a blind eye to this important basic human right for many South Africans.

The relationship between these socioeconomic conditions basically led to what we have seen lately at Copesville. It is sad that our people have to take to the streets 22 years later for their basic human rights and service delivery issues.

A fair society cannot exist without a capable, service-orientated and clean government. All we ask is for basic services to be provided, we are done with empty promises and the only way we can make a change is on 3 August. The City of Cape Town spent 67% of its budget on poor communities. Cape Town is one of the best managed municipalities in South Africa. If you want your city to be well managed, vote for change, everyone deserves access to basic service delivery - vote DA.

REnesha Jugmohan Northdale

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