EFF takes aim at Nelson Mandela Bay
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:17:50
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is confident it will win the hotly-contested Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape after the Local Government Elections.
A number of opposition parties are eyeing the African National Congress (ANC)-run metro.
The metro includes Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage.
The EFF campaign in the metro was boosted on Wednesday with the donation of three vehicles by a non-profit organisation from one of their members.
EFF Secretary General, Godrich Gardee, says their priority will be accelerating service delivery.
“We speak of nothing, but restoring the dignity of the black African. Our people need land. 22 years into democracy, it can’t be that they are still in squatter camps. 22 years into democracy, it can’t be [that] they don’t have water and sanitation services. They need toilets; at least basic services that can bring back their dignity,” adds Gardee.
Meanwhile, EFF supporters have gathered at in Rosedale in Upington waiting to be addressed by the party leader Julius Malema.
Malema is on the last leg of his tour of the Northern Cape.
The EFF’s CIC has visited Kimberley and Kuruman over the past week.
Community members say they are looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
“I am looking forward to meeting the Commander-in-Chief because there are lot of problems here in Upington. What the ANC promised us all these years has not been delivered. I came out as a community member just to find out what the EFF has to say, what are they going to offer us as a community,” say some of the community members.