Zille sees sewage coming through floor

2011-04-02 09:53

People in eMpophomeni, near Howick, have raw sewage seeping through their floorboards and ruining their furniture, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said after the visiting the township on Friday.

Speaking at an election rally in Howick, she said the uMngeni Municipality tried desperately to clear up the muck before she arrived but failed to do so and had to bring in a contractor.

“But I was too quick for them,” she told an audience of mainly elderly people.

She said that a DA victory in the municipality would mean more for the people of eMpophomeni than for anyone else.

“A proper sewerage system has to be the number-one priority of the voters so that fellow South Africans can live in decent conditions,” Zille said.

The DA would control the uMngeni Municipality if it won three more seats than it presently holds, the meeting heard.

“It is by far the most winnable municipality in this province (KwaZulu-Natal),” said Zille.

The DA leader and Western Cape premier added that the party had launched its manifesto in Kliptown because South Africa “must go back to the Freedom Charter”.

The document, which laid out the core principles of anti-apartheid movements, including the African National Congress, was adopted at Kliptown in 1955.

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