Ramaphosa’s Visit to Soweto Greeted With Service Delivery Protest

Ramaphosa’s Visit to Soweto Greeted With Service Delivery Protest

  • Angry Soweto residents took to the streets to protests poor service delivery before President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the township
  • Residents were protesting poor service delivery including the supply of electricity to the area
  • Ramaphosa was set to visit Soweto to kick of the ANC's election campaign that has not gotten off to a good start

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Soweto - Angry Soweto residents took to the streets before President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the township.

The disgruntled residents protested the poor service delivery they experience in the area. Police were deployed to the area as voter registration stations open up nationwide.

Ramaphosa, Soweto, service delivery protest, elections, ANC
Service delivery protests used President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit as an opportunity to get attention. Photo credit: @MYANC, @jozifm
Source: Twitter

According to eNCA, the residents were complaining about electricity issues and generally poor service delivery.

SABC reported that Ramaphosa began campaigning for the ANC in the township ahead of the municipal elections.

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Ramaphosa is determined to overcome the challenges it encountered in registering candidates for the elections.

Mbalula launches ANC campaign plan, supporters not enthused: "Restore confidence? So, it's gone"

Earlier, Briefly News reported that the African National Congress held a press conference on Thursday to let their South Africans know what local government election campaign plans are.

The ruling party is a bit behind on the campaign trail, the other opposition parties already rallying voters in various communities all over the country.

Fikile Mbalula, the ANC's Head of Elections, argued that despite what people might think, the ruling party actually started campaigning for elections a while ago, according to News24.

Residents of Ngulumbi Village building their own roads, government's service delivery leaves much to be desired

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In a similar story, Ngulumbi Village in Limpopo is taking the initiative to build its own roads because the government has failed to do so. For them, it’s about taking back the power and gaining control of their growth and development.

According to a tweet by @Nephawe_M, the community is constructing their roads from scratch and using their own money to fund the infrastructural improvements.

The Twitter user who shared the pics said:

"The community of Ngulumbi Village, Venda already started to construct its road from their pockets. Vote wisely, comrades."

The post shows images of newly built roads that will soon be complete and ready to facilitate transportation and connectivity.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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