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ANC W Cape demands changes in provincial budget

The ANC in the Western Cape staged a march to the Western Cape Provincial Legislature calling for certain changes to the provincial budget.

Last Friday, Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille gave her State of the Province Address, but the ANC believes she failed to outline a plan for economic growth and job creation.

ANC supporters called on the DA-led government for a budget, which they believe will help cater for the needs of the poor.

One protester said, “After 2009, the DA took over and now people are calling for houses. There are a lot of backyard dwellers in Wallacedene Fisante kraal.”

The protesters are calling on the DA to fully support broad-based black economic empowerment and expropriation of land.

Leader of the ANC in Provincial Legislature, Khaya Magaxa, says, “We want economic growth, but not growth that’s delaying development and you can do that through investing in the building of human settlements; integrated human settlements that will create a lot of jobs.”

During her speech, Zille announced there are over 200 000 jobs that have been created in the province since 2009.

And that unemployment has decreased over the last three years.

Her office says the premier will comment on Tuesday’s march later this week.

– By SABC

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