MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


De Hoop Dam Water Supply Must Benefit Residents

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 Ngobese

 

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.

 

Issued by:

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