17 April 2014.
“There is no ‘good story to tell’ for many
communities who still do not have basic services or
infrastructure after 20 years of democracy,” said IFP
spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole.
eLuthulini residents in the Eastern Cape are
still burning wood to cook food, as they have no electricity.
Not only do they not have a reliable water source, they also
still use dirt roads when they travel.
“In many rural communities – Ward 8 and 40 in
Tshwane are other examples - people have had no electricity
since the dawn of democracy. These are not isolated cases; there
are many communities all over the country that do not have
electricity. Many people have no housing and sanitation; they
still use the bucket-toilet system and pit-toilets - where is
the good story to be told?” asked Sithole.
“The ANC is spreading its election propaganda
by telling people that it has changed people’s lives, and the
party has ‘a good story to tell’, but the reality on the ground
is very different. The ANC’s slogan masks a story of pain,
suffering and misery - and the ANC certainly has no end to the
number of ‘bad stories to tell’ about the party’s performance
over the past 20 years”
The IFP appeals to all voters that on May 7
they can change the course of history by voting out an ANC that
has become corrupt, an ANC that has changed for the worse.
“The IFP notes that the ANC is permanently
looking back and it is difficult to know whether such a party
knows how to look to the future for the benefit of our country”
Mr Petros Sithole, IFP spokesperson on Human
Settlements, 082 743 1348
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