Brit residents hope for Malema appearance

2014-01-24 14:00
(Maryke Vermaak, Jacaranda FM, via Twitter)

(Maryke Vermaak, Jacaranda FM, via Twitter)

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Brits - Protesting residents in the Madibeng area in the North West demanding better service delivery on Friday, were hoping that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema would join them as planned.

Residents were marching to the municipal offices in Brits calling for the leaders of the Madibeng Local Municipality to step down, and were still hoping Malema would join them as planned.

The municipality has been hit by service delivery protests over water shortages.

He said locals had lost faith in the abilities of the leaders of the Madibeng Local Municipality.

"The municipality is full of corruption. Enough is enough with Madibeng and the ANC."

One of the woman protesters was carrying a bottle with brown-coloured water.

Fredah Mokwena said the water came from the tap in her yard.

"This is the water from a tap that was installed by the municipality," she said.

She said those in power would not survive drinking this water, yet residents were expected to drink it.

"I have two children who are sick and cannot drink this," she said.

The municipality was not doing anything and was failing to fulfil the promises it made, she said.

"The ANC is not following up on promises made by Nelson Mandela. We want a new government," Mokwena said.

She said she would vote for Malema's EFF in the next elections, adding that residents were happy with the work that party was doing.

"I have seen the beautiful work done by the EFF. They built someone a house in Nkandla."

Hundreds of people were waiting for Malema to arrive and lead their march.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  julius malema  |  mahikeng  |  water  |  protests  |  service delivery  |  politics

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