Frustrations over service delivery

29 11 2010

By Lelethu Mquqo – Bush Radio
29 November 2010

A public protest action has been taking place since the early hours of this morning in Kosovo Main Street to Samora Machel to demand improved service delivery.

A crowd of residents from Ward 33 are protesting the City of Cape Town’s defaulting on cleaning solid waste from the area for three weeks now.

The residents of this area which is mostly dominated by informal settlements complain that the contractors appointed to clean up the rubbish from the area have been appointed on a nepotistic basis.

Community Leader Ndoda Mdyogolo says all of the contractors are from only three family service providers and that other people who applied for the jobs were kept out.

Meanwhile, 12 members of Abahlali baseMjondolo will be in court on a murder trial today. More than a year ago, the Shackdwellers Movement was attacked by an armed mob which they claim was affiliated with the African National Congress.

Anti-Eviction Campaign’s Mncedisi Twalo says Abahlali baseMjondolo are only fighting for their right to housing and are not involved in any criminal activities.

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