Anger at poor public service delivery in SA townships: ‘If this is freedom, then I don’t want it,’ says Eastern Cape granny –But still the majority people are voting for the ANC

Eighty-year-old Nothembinkosi Nontsasa cuts a defeated figure, sitting outside her crumbling home in Dlibona village in the small Eastern Cape town of Flagstaff, GroundUp reports.

Her adult children can’t get IDs, so the family of six survives off her old age pension.

Family and neighbours say the government has failed her, as she lives in “deplorable” conditions. The family shares two one-roomed mud houses, one of which is barely standing after heavy rains last month.

They collect water from a river in the village. The pit toilet built by the municipality was destroyed, so they use the bushes to relieve themselves.

Nontsasa said she does not feel like she is living in a modern day, free South Africa.

“If this is what they call freedom, then I don’t want it. This is not real freedom. This is freedom to starve, freedom to be exposed to the rain and wind, freedom to live like wild animals.”

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Mayhem and havoc broke out at Steynsrus as illegal protesters destroyed infrastructure and looted town

Following havoc and mayhem that took place, recently at Steynsrus and Kroonstad where critical infrastructure and resources were destroyed, the Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma spat fire, condemning the perpetrators, masquerading as concerned and affected citizens whereas some have criminal intent of cashing on the misery of citizens.

The narratives of the General are deducted from the incidence of violence that broke out since Monday morning, 15 April 2019, wherein some community members went on the rampage damaging property. The actions of some individuals who jumped on the same wagon with concerned citizens and in the process, set alight offices and a vehicle belonging to the Department of Social Development as well as damaging others are described as barbaric.

They proceeded and violently looted shops belonging to foreign nationals and locals.

General Zuma did not mince his words when talkin
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#AlexandraTotalShutDown – LIKE SARAFINA SAID, “BURN! BURN! BURN!”

I am yet to meet a People who are more than ready to destroy their own environment in an effort to “make a statement” about their need for adequate service delivery.

For this “statement”, Black South Africans are always ready to burn down their own neighbourhoods, reside in ashes and wait for the same useless ANC government (which heavily relies on White people’s taxes) to rebuild the same neighbourhoods they had burned to the ground.

Therefore, whenever a Black community makes a “statement” towards a local government, what they really want to say is, “we don’t really care about our lives. Which is why we are ready to destroy ourselves just to get your attention.”

For no people who have a real understanding and appreciate their value would do what Black South Africans do whenever their illusions turn around and bite them. And what are these illusions?

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A tale of two (broken) cities – Mahikeng, the former pride of North West for its cleanliness and progressive policies, is now overrun with potholes, refuse and debt thanks to the ANC-regime

Mahikeng, the former pride of North West for its cleanliness and progressive policies, is now overrun with potholes, refuse and debt. Driving is a gamble and drinking tap water is an extreme sport. Mthatha is much the same.

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A song cut from one of motswako rapper Mo’ Molemi’s albums could provide the best evidence of just how long Mahikeng’s residents have endured driving on potholed streets.

The track Maspala (municipality) was supposed to have been included on the album Motsamai seven years ago.

In it, Molemi sings in Setswana: “Kere somebody thiba dipotholes, kara yame ya tlola every time I am on the road. Ke a go kopa maspala thiba di pothole; go konega rim every time I go home.”

Loosely translated, it says: “I say somebody fix the potholes; my car bounces every time I’m on the road. I beg of you municipality fix the potholes; rims get damaged every time I go home.”

For the past few weeks, Maspala
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Discovery apparently is more focused on profit than on service delivery to patients – patients signing in at certain hospitals now have to pay an extra R5000

Discovery’s medical scheme announced at a very late stage that patients signing in at certain hospitals would have to pay an extra R5000 or go to an approved clinic.

The arrangement will be implemented from February 1, 2019 and doctors are not happy with the announcement.

Experts point out that the medical scheme is apparently more focused on profit than on service delivery to patients.

Such new measures are found to be unacceptable by many members of the scheme, but it appears that objections to Discovery’s management and decision-makers have fallen on deaf ears.

Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger
This report does not necessarily reflects the opinion of SA-news.


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