KZN MEC points to municipality successes for rise in protests

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance, Nomusa Dube-Ncube says the spate of service delivery protests in parts of the province are due to municipalities’ successes over the past 16 years in providing basic services.

Dube-Ncube says there is a huge expectation from communities without looking at what has been achieved in the past years.

Speaking at the provincial Municipal Excellence Awards held in Durban, Dube-Ncube pointed out that 87% of people in the province now have water, while 86% have electricity and 90% have dignified sanitation.

She says in KwaZulu-Natal, municipalities have helped to heal the wounds of a violent past.

“The province was once regarded as the hotbed for political violence, however the contribution of the sphere of local government, it has emerged as a beacon of hope to many of our communities and thanks to the service delivery, which has healed this divisions of the past and has united the local communities.”


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