Respect your votes - Ramphele

2013-11-19 22:07
Mamphela Ramphele (Picture: Sapa)

Mamphela Ramphele (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg – Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele urged the youth of Bekkersdal on Tuesday to respect their votes and use them wisely.

She told residents that the condition of Bekkersdal was not in line with what she and other freedom fighters had fought for.

"As a freedom fighter, I did not fight for the kind of condition that Bekkersdal is in today. I fought for better. You should be empowered to help build Bekkersdal, not to be in the streets with no jobs," she said.

Bekkersdal was recently struck by violent protests that brought major disruptions to the township.

Residents were demanding better services and for their mayor to be removed.

On Tuesday, Ramphele told the protesters she understood their grievances and promised to urge mining companies in the area to contribute to the township's development.

Read more on:    agang sa  |  mamphela ramphele  |  johannesburg ­  |  protests  |  politics  |  elections 2014

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