ANC marches in Cape Town for service delivery

2015-11-20 13:23
ANC marchers look on at riot police on the steps of the Civic Centre in Cape Town. (Jenni Evans, News24)

ANC marchers look on at riot police on the steps of the Civic Centre in Cape Town. (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Cape Town - About 1 000 people from the ANC's Dullah Omar region marched towards Cape Town's Civic Centre on Friday to deliver a memorandum over service delivery.

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The spirited group sang in the drizzle as they made their way down Keizersgracht Street, the route of many protest marches in the city over the past weeks.

Regional ANC spokesperson Yonelo Diko said residents from poor areas would not put up with unequal spending in basics like road repair any longer.

"If you look here everything is fine," he said waving his arm to show the inner city surrounds. "But it is not fine in places like Khayelitsha."

He said if Premier Helen Zille and Mayor Patricia de Lille did not do something to fix problems in poor communities, they would petition national government to step in and take these functions away from the opposition DA-led metro.

The group was escorted by police and traffic officials with marshals keeping everybody together as they moved down Adderley Street.

The march comes as the ANC increased its efforts to snatch the province from the DA in the next elections.

(Pictures by Jenni Evans, News24)

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