WATCH: #SAElections2019 | Eastern Cape residents tired of empty promises

2019-04-26 12:33
Thembelani Mditshwa
Thembelani Mditshwa stands outside his home in Sibangweni outside Mthatha. He says he's losing faith in the ANC. (Lerato Sejake/News24)

"My ID book is full of stickers from the IEC to show that I have been voting since we were allowed to, but I have nothing to show for trusting the ruling party with my vote."

Thembelani Mditshwa stands at his gate in Sibangweni, just outside of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, as he reflects on how his family and community have been neglected by the local King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, which is controlled by the ANC.

"I am reaching a stage where I will soon grow tired of the ANC and its empty promises over the past 25 years," he says in isiXhosa as he wags his finger.

Without hesitation though, he says he will still vote.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Find everything you need to know about the 2019 National and Provincial Government Elections at our News24 Elections site, including the latest news and detailed, interactive maps for how South Africa has voted over the past 3 elections.

,election 2019

Read more on: port elizabeth  |  elections 2019

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SUPERBALIST  |  AUTOTRADER  |