ANC reassures service delivery in Qoboqobo

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The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has reassured the community of Keiskammahoek that it will see to it that their service delivery concerns are addressed speedily.

This emerged at the funeral of the late Thembekile Fana who was allegedly shot and killed by police during last week’s protest.

The 63-year-old man was part of the protest for proper roads and rebuilding of Steve Vukile Tshwete High School.  Three other protesters suffered injuries when police allegedly shot them with rubber bullets.

ANC spokesperson Gift Ngqondi in the province says the community of Qoboqobo can be assured that the party will put their needs first.

“We will also be assisting them in  ensuring that all their needs as the community of Qoboqobo that part of their  demands are going to be met also by the municipality, so that  those dreams and aspirations that Tata Fana died  for are reached by this community. Because this community needs services, because  this community depends on the African National Congress to deliver those services so that they can enjoy better life,” says ANC spokesperson Gift Ngqondi.

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Eastern Cape has urged the government to move with speed when addressing service delivery problems to avoid unnecessary injuries and deaths during protests.

SACP provincial spokesperson Siyabonga Mdodi says municipalities must prioritize basic services.

“We are of the firm view that this incident is as the result of the lack of adequate response by both the local and provincial government to the challenges faced by the communities and the concerns they raised over the years. Because this protest is not a new thing, it has been happening for years. There has been no action to respond to the genuine demands to the people of Amahlathi. So we are of the view that should have the government responded early we would have not seen such a painful incident.”


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