Government Continues to Fail KwaZulu-Natal Residents

27th August 2014.



"The government's inability to deal with the grievances of KwaZulu-Natal residents has fuelled residents' fury and violent service delivery protests are escalating out of control. The situation in Mooi River is indicative of the way in which the ANC government operates. Government is failing to address the root causes of service delivery protests," said IFP Leader in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.


"Government should react swiftly and investigate the concerns of the people of Mooi River because it is clear that there have been many failures, especially at municipality level. Community frustration is caused by the absence of government’s will to address the concerns of the people,” said Mr Gwala.  


“The death of a woman in Ozwathini, who fell from a cliff while trying to get water, is yet another example of the government’s failure to provide basic services such as water to the people. We reiterate our call for an urgent debate regarding unreliable water supply in the province as many residents still have no access to clean water," Gwala continued.


"The IFP questions whether residents are getting the services they have been promised in terms of the budgets that are made available to the municipality. We call on the MEC to ensure that deadlines for delivery of services should be outlined and residents should be informed accordingly," concluded Gwala.



Issued by:

Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature Chairperson, MPL, 078 290 5842


For Media Queries:

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675