Residents of Seshego Township in Limpopo have asked ANC Women League president Bathabile Dlamini to address issues of women empowerment, lack of jobs and housing.
Dlamini embarked on a door-to-door election campaign at the province’s largest township.
Like many townships across the country, Seshego is laden with layered and complicated socio-economic challenges.
Violent service delivery protests have a become a familiar sight in recent days.
Residents say their numerous attempts get government build them a decent house have not borne any fruits.
Dlamini interacted with residents whose concerns include unemployment and housing.
One of the residents, Jane Letsholo has requested help from Dlamini. Letsholo says she and 14 members of her family live in a small shack.
“We would like to have a better, decent house. All 14 of us have been living in this shacks and our situation is hard. But we will vote anyway.”
Diana Molapo lives with her four grown-up children in this 4-roomed house. Three of them had to drop out of college due to lack of funds.
Seshego resident, Diana Molapo says, “None of my children is working. Only one of them is studying and I have to pay for her tuition from the little money I make doing washing for my neighbours. Our house is a mess inside just have a look.”
Dlamini says these people’s plight will soon be over. “The issue of housing and some of the laws we have reviewed have to be looked into. So housing is very limited; the RDP that are not in good shape have to be renovated.”
Dlamini says people still have hope. There are those who decided to leave but have come back.
Seshego is arguably the stronghold of the EFF. It’s home to the party’s firebrand leader Julius Malema
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