Zille concerned about service delivery protests

The Premier will raise a growing list of service protests when she meets mayors in the province.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will raise the growing list of service delivery protests when she meets with mayors in the province on Friday.

This week alone there have been at least three protests.

Freedom Farm and Malawi informal settlement residents near Bishop Lavis took to the streets and six people were arrested during a violent protest in Ashton.

Local Goverment MEC Anton Bredell insists some of the protests are politically motivated, but admits there is a problem.

He says almost a quarter of the complaints they received were for housing, while 14.1 percent was for "public service performance uneven, so the unevenness was in service delivery."

The MEC also says "communication is the issue," and communities need to be updated about what was happening in their areas.