De Lille’s promise to Nomzamo

2018-05-24 06:01
Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille was swamped by ANC supporters during her visit to Nomzamo on Sunday (20 May).PHOTO: velani ludidi

Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille was swamped by ANC supporters during her visit to Nomzamo on Sunday (20 May).PHOTO: velani ludidi

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

  • C

The “people’s mayor” (as she’s fondly dubbed) was with her right-hand man Loyiso Nkohla, who has supported her since her well-publicised fight with the DA started. The purpose of the meeting was to report back to residents living in informal settlements about the electrification of the areas, a project which has been hampered by several obstacles. The meeting also addressed the issue of people living on underground pipelines and the flooding of canals during and after heavy rainfall.

“The only solution to the canals and people living on stormwater pipelines is that they should be relocated to another place,” she told the gathering. “We have found land to move the people to, but we can only move them if they agree to it.”

De Lille also provided those in the audience with a timeline for the electrification of the 2 148 structures in Nomzamo and Lwandle. “Given that I will still be a mayor in June, I will be back here and our timetable shows that the electrification will be done by that time,” she promised.

The embattled mayor reminded the crowd that service delivery knows no party colours and reiterated her willingness to work with everyone.

De Lille, though, shied away from discussing matters relating to the ongoing battle between her and the DA.

Nkohla thanked the mayor for her role in making the electrification project a reality. “The project was stuck [in a rut], but after asking the mayor to get involved things started happening,” he recalled. “We are aware of those who tried to hijack this project and call it theirs. We want to warn them that they will not succeed.”

Resident Monica Maneli claimed De Lille is the only mayor to visit the area. “She is the only mayor who is working for us and we will support her through this battle with the DA,” she said.

A full bench of Western Cape High Court judges will review De Lille’s application which deals with the constitutionality of the DA’s Constitution tomorrow (Friday 25 May).

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.