Ntombela Booed At Campaign Rally With Ramaphosa

The aggrieved residents of Phuthaditjhaba who spoke to newsmen vented their displeasure over the poor state of things in the area. The supporters who did not allow their local leaders to speak said they were disappointed with the current administration in terms of service delivery.

Ntombela Booed At Campaign Rally With Ramaphosa - SurgeZirc SA
Premier Sisi Ntombela/Photo File: News24

There were dramatic scenes in Phuthaditjhaba on Sunday when Supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) booed the Premier of Free State Sisi Ntombela and Maluti-a-Phofung mayor Masechaba Lakaje during a campaign rally, SurgeZirc SA reports.

According to reports, the duo were both in a campaign rally with ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa when the crowd in a hostile reception booed them continuously.

The aggrieved residents of Phuthaditjhaba who spoke to newsmen vented their displeasure over the poor state of things in the area. The supporters who did not allow their local leaders to speak said they were disappointed with the current administration in terms of service delivery.

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A woman decried that the actions of the crowd were not a factional approach, rather it was spurred by the comments of the mayor who blamed residents for water shortages in the municipality when the council was failing to maintain infrastructure.

Another woman who identified herself as a teacher stated that she was happy that President Cyril Ramaphosa was present to see things for himself.

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“It’s very good that we hear him as that he can hear our grievances from where he saw them, not just hearing them sitting in Gauteng. He must know our votes are not right, he must feel them. I wanted him to feel it. When we’re saying we don’t have water, he must feel that we don’t have water. It’s not just that we say we don’t have water,” she said.

Phuthaditjhaba, formerly Witsieshoek, town, northeastern Free State province, South Africa. It was the capital of the territory formerly designated by South Africa as the nonindependent Bantustan of Qwaqwa.

Phuthaditjhaba lies near the merger point of the Free State–Lesotho borders. The inhabitants of the town are mostly southern Sotho resettled from other areas of South Africa in the 1970s and early 1980s. The few industrial establishments in the town include a furniture factory, a bakery, and plants producing clothing and knitted articles.

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