Ahead of the Municipal elections in November, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it is willing to latch on the failure of the African National Congress (ANC) in other to secure the administrative mandate of the Lekwa Local Municipality, SurgeZirc SA reports.
According to Wilma Venter, a candidate of the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) in Standerton, she stated that the party is geared towards revitalizing Lekwa Local Municipality through adequate service delivery.
“We are a small party but the work we have done in assisting the community in the past five years is remarkable. We have become the mediator between the community and the municipality,” said Venter.
While speaking on the party’s intention to give the community a facelift, Venter lamented over the deteriorative state of the community’s infrastructure over the years.
“Over 50 roads have been left as a death trap here. If you drive around you’ll see that the potholes have gone beyond being potholes. They have dug up holes, some knee-high, when there rains it’s worse,” she said.
“There have been deadly accidents and cars are damaged.”
The FF Plus, Venter, however, urged that all infrastructural damages should be held accountable by the ANC.
Meanwhile, the EFF is of the position that the ANC is at risk of losing many wards due to their failed promises and incompetence over the years.
EFF secretary in ward 8 Mathapelo Tsotetsi said; “We have given the ANC plenty of room to walk all over our heads, now it’s time for action. The people need to realise that the causes of the collapse of the municipality need not be overlooked. We need all the corrupt government officials to account for their involvement in mismanagement of funds, maladministration, and criminality on state funds and assets,” she said.
“The sewage crisis has worsened. We are holding on to empty promises. They have been singing the same song for change but we have witnessed none. They clearly cannot handle the heat, so they must get out of the kitchen and give better players a chance.”