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ANC met With Hostility as Residents Continue to Raise Their Concerns About the Party


Residents of the failing ANC-run Maluti-a-Phofung municipality expressed their dissatisfaction with the party when President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the area on Sunday to campaign.

Sisi Ntombela, the Free State Premier, and Masechaba Lakaje, the mayor of Maluti-a-Phofung, were heckled by a large audience at the Makwane Sports Ground in Phuthaditjhaba, a town that falls under the failing Maluti-a-Phofung municipality.

Despite being more open to the president, the hostile crowd made it obvious that they did not want Ntombela and Lakaje to speak to them.

When the president introduced the couple to the public, some in the audience booed, while others shouted, "We know them, and they haven't done anything for us."

Other locals who had flocked to the sports complex used the gesture that has become iconic with soccer fans when requesting a player's substitution.

Residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the unemployment rate, the lack of service delivery, and internal ANC infighting that was "at the price of the community" as some of the reasons they were no longer interested in hearing "excuses" from provincial and regional leadership.

"We've gathered in large numbers at this sporting complex to express our frustrations to Ramaphosa, not as the ANC's leader, but as the country's leader, which includes some of us who have lost faith in the ANC for a long time."

South Africans Agree with Residents who don't want the ANC to Campaign to them as they feel the ANC has caused much damage and now that people want them to listen to their Issues they Turn a Blind eye and only focus on their Campaign.

People took to Social Media Platforms to Express their dissatisfaction Some said that the government can't and shouldn't expect people to not raise their issues when it comes to Local Government as they feel they're not being done justice to receive the best possible Service Delivery.

What is your take on the matter?. Do you think the ANC should listen more to the people than try to Campaign and just deliver speeches on what they promise to do?.Give your honest thoughts,Views and opinions on the matter by commenting down below.

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ANC ANC-run Free State Maluti-a-Phofung Masechaba Lakaje


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