16 May 2014.
The IFP calls on the Limpopo provincial
government to ensure that residents of the Frans and Mangondi
villages are prioritised when the De Hoop dam, opened by
President Zuma, starts to supply water.
"The ANC led-government always tells us that
there is a 'good story to tell' but there is no good story to tell for the
Frans village residents near Burgersfort, who still don't have
clean running water. The ANC held massive events celebrating 20
years of democracy, but there are people who still have no basic
services and there are no celebrations for these poor
communities. The ANC only remembered people during elections
just to secure votes," said IFP National Organiser, Mr Alco
Mangondi village residents near Thohoyandou
have also been without running water for five months; they fetch
water from the Luludi river as their water taps are dry.
"This situation shows how the current
government does not care for the wellbeing of the Frans and
Mangondi village residents. The residents must take decisive
action to remove the ANC led government in the next local
elections as it is clear they will not provide any services to
them. All the government constantly gives are excuses for not
providing residents with basic needs" said Ngobese
The IFP calls on the Mayors of Thulamela
municipality and the Sekhukhune district municipality to
urgently provide an amicable solution to solve the water crisis
in these areas.
Mr Alco Ngobese, IFP National
Organiser, 076 834 4066/ 074 892 6353
For Media Queries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Parliamentary Media
Officer, 073 024 5675