Mangaung Concerned Community hopeful its grievances will be prioritised

Civic movement, the Mangaung Concerned Community (MCC), is hopeful that its grievances will now be prioritised.

The MCC met with African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President David Mabuza during his campaign trail in Bloemfontein.

MCC and other civic organisations raised concerns over the irregular appointments of the Mangaung metro police.

The launch of the metro police was postponed but the officers have been seen operating in the city.

Civic organisations have called for the money allocated for metro police to be diverted to service delivery.

MCC spokesperson Themba Zweni says there will be further meetings on the matter.

“The ANC in the Free State has confirmed that their decision taken on Wednesday still stands and will be implemented as such. And that those who have defied the instructions they received from the leadership action will be taken against them. We are pleased by the fact that the Deputy President has emphasised the fact that the organisation cannot be compromised for the sake of individuals,” adds Zweni.

In August, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Mangaung Metro Municipality demanded answers following the appointment of metro police officers who allegedly have criminal records.

The party said millions of rands have been spent on the appointment process since 2016.

Ramaphosa campaigns in Eastern  Cape

Meanwhile, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC wants to take back control of the Nelson Mandela Metro.

Ramaphosa encouraged residents of the Wells Estate where he was campaigning in Gqeberha to go out in numbers to vote as the ANC wants to win the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

The ANC President further mentioned that the party wants to return good governance to the  Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, saying there are potholes, some areas are dirty and others have no electricity and people are required to pay connection fees.

Ramaphosa addresses ANC supporters in Gqeberha:

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