CT protesters head to Zille's office

Demonstrators have taken to the streets to highlight service delivery issues in townships.

ANC supporters march for housing in the Cape Town CBD on 5 February 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Hundreds of ANC protestors are heading to the Western Cape Legislature where they are expected to hand over another memorandum of grievances.

They have taken to the streets to highlight service delivery issues in some of Cape Town's poorest areas.

Police are out in full force to prevent a repeat of a protest late last year that turned violent.

Demonstrators looted shops in the city centre.

Some protesters say nothing is going to stop them from fighting the Western Cape government in an attempt to receive better living conditions.

About 600 people started marching from Keizersgracht Street earlier in the day.

Their first stop was Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's office, where the group danced, sang struggle songs and handed over a memorandum.

Among their demands are adequate housing for informal settlement residents, land to build houses and better service delivery.

The group is now approaching the offices of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Meanwhile, civil rights movement Seskona says the City of Cape Town continues to marginalise the poor by making empty promises.

The group met with de Lille on Wednesday to discuss ongoing service delivery protests in the city.

Seskona's Andile Lili says Cape Town's DA-led government continues to ignore the plight of the poor.

He highlighted the controversial portable toilet system and a lack of housing as key reasons why the city is failing its people.

But de Lille hit back by saying not everyone can be helped at the same time.

She added the municipality's budget proves it is doing its best to assist everyone with 64 percent of its budget targeted at direct service provisions for the poor.

Lili says they are tired of meeting city bosses and are now demanding the right to better services.