Mbete condemns Tshwane unrest

African National Congress (ANC) Chair, Baleka Mbete, has added her voice to the growing condemnation of the widespread violence in Tshwane.

The ruling party’s leadership was on a campaign trail on Thursday ahead of the August 3rd polls.

Mbete  visited the Matjhabeng region in Welkom in the Free Sate.

Mbete has called for tolerance within the party, amid the on-going unrest in Tshwane.

Mbete says, “Our people must come down. They must stand behind the decisions of the ANC leadership and the structures of the ANC because the REC, PEC the NEC all agreed on the intervention that was decided by the National Executive Committee meeting.”

Mbete will end her two day campaign in Sasolburg on Friday.

ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, was also on the ground lobbying support. He also listened to some of the community’s challenges.

One resident says, “We still only have one tarred road and the infrastructure is really bad. The house are bad and it’s cold now.”

Mantashe says government is aware of the service delivery issues in Grahamstown, and is working hard to address them.

“One of the issues that has been expressed by most people here is the issue of housing; where people having been living in houses without title deeds. I am going to send government officials here urgently to assess this matter and other housing challenges in the area.”


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