FROM PAGE 1 Opposition party leader visits informal settlement

2016-07-07 06:00
PHOTO:  DA and ANC members sing war songs on the Mkholombe road before the arrival of Mmusi Maimane.

PHOTO: DA and ANC members sing war songs on the Mkholombe road before the arrival of Mmusi Maimane.

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Maimane said finding that there are still people living in such conditions says a lot about the ruling party.

“To find that there people living in such conditions says a lot about the leadership in this local municipality. How can one say that people have rights when their rights of proper housing are violated,” said Maimane.

Maimane said when one speaks of change they should know what they talking about and live up to it.

“Today when we speak of change we know what we talking about. We will not let ANC leaders say they are bringing change when they are getting rich from tenders and not doing anything to change the lives of the people who vote for them,” he said.

Maimane said since 1994 people have been voting for the ANC, saying they are voting for freedom, but freedom is not what he is seeing today.

“The ANC is corrupt and is bringing corruption to the people. A hungry person cannot proclaim freedom,” he said.

Maimane spoke about people not getting the title deeds for their RDP houses. He said all of that is corruption on the part of the ANC.

“I am aware that people in this area applied for RDP houses and were not given title deed for those houses. People should be given title deeds first, they should not have to wait for the house to have electricity first then they get their title deeds - that is wrong,” said Maimane.

Maimane encouraged the people of Mkholombe to vote for the DA candidate who will be running for councillorship in the upcoming elections, saying if they do so and the DA leads in the area they will see change.

“If the DA governs in this area there would be change, jobs would be created and living conditions would change,” he said.

Mkholombe people were impressed with the words of Maimane and said it means a lot to them to see the president of a political party in their area.

Maimane then went to Palm View near Albersville to encourage residents to vote for the DA.

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