CT protest: Zille given 21 days to respond
Helen Zille has 3 weeks to respond to a memorandum handed to her during a service delivery protest.
CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she fully intends responding to an African National Congress (ANC) memorandum regarding issues including a lack of adequate service delivery in some of the poor areas in the province.
The Western Cape government's Zak Mbhele says, "Unfortunately the premier was prevented from speaking and addressing the marchers, which we believe was to prevent her the opportunity of demolishing the lies Marius Fransman and Tony Ehrenreich were stating during their speeches."
Mbhele says, "Unfortunately it also prevented those present the opportunity to come forward with housing grievances. And we had housing officials to take down their details and assist in their cases."
While singing the national anthem, some protesters hurled insults at Zille which only prompted her to belt out the anthem with more gusto and a smile on her face.
The premier now has 21 days in which to respond to the memo.