No freedom without proper services - Maimane

2015-05-31 16:20
MMusi Maimane (Beeld)

MMusi Maimane (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - There is no freedom without proper services, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.

In remarks prepared for delivery in front of the Batho community in Bloemfontein, Maimane said people living in the area were living in houses falling apart.

"You have sewage running down the streets where your children play. You have waste that piles up because no one comes to collect it. You have streets that have become dumping sites," he said.

"That’s not the South Africa we dream of."

No person was free if everyday was a hard, long battle because they had no water, lights, proper healthcare and protection from criminals.

"For us in the DA, freedom means far, far more than just a symbolic freedom. It has to be freedom you can use. It has to be freedom that gives you access to opportunities in life," he said.

"Here in your communities, I see people who battle every day against great hardship. People who are waiting for freedom they can use."

He said any mayor and councillor across the Free State who are not putting all their time and energy into looking after their communities, should make way for people who will."

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