EFF occupy municipal premises for service delivery

2018-10-19 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedEFF members occupying Alfred Nzo District Municipal premises on Tuesday.

PHOTO: suppliedEFF members occupying Alfred Nzo District Municipal premises on Tuesday.

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MEMBERS of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) occupied Alfred Nzo District Municipality offices in Mount Ayliff on Tuesday morning in a bid to get clarity about incomplete projects.

Complaints centred on poor service delivery in rural areas that the EFF say is a result of incomplete projects, with some reportedly having started two years ago, as well as issues relating to the dress code at council meetings. EFF regional chairperson Mawande Magadla said the party will send a written submission to the municipality.

Magadla stated that EFF councillors are being denied wearing party regalia at council meetings and that must come to an end.

“We have resolved to stage a sit-in this week at the Alfred Nzo District Municipality to demand that our councillors be given necessary support to perform their duties. Last week, we occupied Mbizana Municipal offices and our problems were given attention,” he said.

EFF members dispersed after meeting with municipal officials.

Responding to allegations of incomplete projects, municipal spokesperson Lubabalo Majenge said the municipality is responsible for water and sanitation and all projects are at the final stage.

“Our projects are multi-year projects and are funded by the National Treasury and the Department of Water and Sanitation,” he said. He added that the council has adopted a dress code to which all councillors are required to adhere.

On Sunday, the EFF’s regional command team discussed preparations for the 2019 general elections, announcing that they will go to rural villages to campaign for support.

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