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There is enough for all the people in this country - KZN pensioner

2016-07-16 13:01
KwaZulu-Natal coast. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Durban – A long-time resident of Port Shepstone, Joey Morrise, 81, wants the government to start "pulling up its socks".

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast pensioner says more needs to be done to help the poor and previously disadvantaged.

The energetic Morrise said government would have to vastly improve its service delivery.

"The government will have to pull their socks up. You register to vote, you stand in queues and they make all sorts of promises to you. When the elections are finished the promises hardly ever get done. Whoever comes in will have to make a much better effort than the current government in an effort to get our country working."

She said she hoped government understood that their services were vital to keeping the country running.

"We have to keep our infrastructure going and we have to uplift a lot of poor people. Government has a lot of responsibility.

"We want everyone to live happy peaceful lives. There is enough for all our people in this country. We must understand each other and we must help one another wherever we can," she said.

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