ANC continues campaign trail in Limpopo

African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson, Baleka Mbete continued with her party’s election campaign in Limpopo. She conducted a door-to-door campaign at the extension 44 informal settlement outside Polokwane.

Residents of the informal settlement complained about lack of water, sanitation and jobs among other things. They say the ANC remains their political home but their loyalty to the organization has not yielded any results. 

Residents say they’ve exhausted every avenue to get the local counsellor to listen to their complaints but to no avail. Mbete promises that the ANC will treat the residents’ problems as a priority. 

“This issue that we have been listening to is the immediate one where the council stuff must come today to look at the situation and determine where and how we allocate the kind of resources, activities and type of agency with which matter must be dealt with.”

Residents say they’re tired of promises. “We have no running water, sewages are dysfunctional. We don’t have streets and electricity in this area.”

“They don’t care about us; they don’t even listen to our grievances. We reported our problems time and time again.” 

Mbete says the ANC in the province will also visit troubled areas such as Vuwani and Malamulele. She also condemned the vandalism of election posters.


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