ANC supporters voice concerns in WC
Emotional residents have expressed doubts over the party’s promise to finally deliver housing.
STRAND - Emotional scenes have played out in Broadlands Park near Strand in the Western Cape as the ANC visits the area on its election campaign.
ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is there to win support for the ruling party ahead of this year's elections.
But there are mixed feelings among those in the crowd, with many criticising Ramaphosa's promise that a million homes will be provided over a period of five years.
One resident burst into tears while telling reporters she's already been on the housing waiting list for 15 years.
Another community member, Roziel Brown, sobbed while telling Ramaphosa of her housing nightmare.
Broadlands Park resident Roziel Brown. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.
Ramaphosa appeared shocked after hearing that she shares a two-roomed RDP home with 13 other family members.
The party's Marius Fransman, Cyril Ramaphosa offered comforting words to the lady, giving her R1200 food parcel.
The event suffered a slow start this morning with fewer than expected supporters arriving at the venue.
Pro-ANC songs that were blaring from a truck were temporarily on pause because only a handful of people had shown up.
But a bakkie with loudspeakers then made its way into the community to raise support.
At the same time, EFF leader Julius Malema is on the campaign trail in Mamelodi ahead of the launching of the party's official election manifesto.