Emfuleni residents rise against corruption

South Africa

Johannesburg – Emfuleni residents have had enough of being denied basic services.

The residents blocked roads in the area on Thursday, accusing municipal leaders of corruption.

They have threatened to shut down the district until their grievances are heard.

“We have problems of sewerage, potholes and water,” said community leader Themba Mnisi.

“When the provincial government imposes interventions, they call on people suspended elsewhere for corruption in their municipalities,” he added.

Mnisi added that they will shut down the municipality despite Covid-19, as they feel that the pandemic is being used as a scapegoat to their concerns not being addresses.

The mayor was unavailable for comment but the administrator explained that they are aware of the service delivery issues and are looking into them.

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