Hebron residents hand demands to new mayor

Residents demand their local councillor step down, saying govt failed to provide basic services.

Hebron residents march to the Madibeng municipality to hand over a memorandum demanding better services. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

PRETORIA - Hundreds of Hebron residents have now handed over a memorandum of demands to newly appointed Madibeng mayor Matshidiso Mangoathe.

Residents are demanding their local councillor step down, saying the government has failed to provide the community with basic services.

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday mayor Poppy Magongwa and two ANC officials resigned.

Hebron residents have given Mangoathe 14 days to respond to their memorandum of grievances.

Hundreds of residents were bussed to the Brits city centre earlier today where they marched on the municipal offices.

Residents are demanding the resignation of their ward councillor, upgrades to recreational facilities in the township and roads that have collapsed.

Mangoathe has promised to respond to the memorandum within the given deadline.

She says she will visit the Hebron community to address residents if need be.