CT protests to continue

Informal settlement residents will continue protesting againt poor service delivery.

Informal settlement residents took to the streets demanding basic services. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A former African National Congress (ANC) councillor says he plans to intensify service delivery protests should the Western Cape government not respond to the demands of poor communities.

Andile Lili was among a group of demonstrators who marched to the Provincial Legislature on Monday, demanding better service delivery for the poor living in informal settlements across Cape Town.

One protester, a resident in the Strand area, says they cannot continue to live in shoddily built houses.

"We are sick and tired. If it rains in my house of 20 years, it gets muddy, wet and becomes risky to be in it."

The disgruntled group handed over a memorandum to Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela.

They want, among other things, houses to be built on open pieces of land across the Western Cape.

But the MEC says even though these are genuine service delivery grievances, they believe it's an election campaign.

The group has vowed to protest again if their demands are not met within the next 21 days.