Hangberg expects improvements from DA

Hangberg residents anticipate progress in service delivery now that the DA’s been granted another term.

FILE: Hangberg residents anticipate progress in service delivery now that the DA’s been granted another term. Picture: Amanda Moore/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Some Hangberg residents say the onus is now on the provincial government to speed up service delivery in the area after the Democratic Alliance (DA) was voted back into power.

The DA obtained just over 59 percent of the provincial vote, securing another five years at the helm of the province.

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Hangberg was the scene of violent protests over housing several years ago.

Some residents say they have faith in the Western Cape's ruling party.

One community member, Dion Adams, who is also a fisherman, says he will hold DA leader Helen Zille accountable for all the promises made during her campaign ahead of the elections.

"Tomorrow you'll see there are other people from other places coming to work here in Hout Bay and that's where the [protests] come in. We would like our people to work in our Hout Bay area."

Adams, who has been a fisherman for more than 18 years, says he wants the Western Cape premier to intervene in the fishing permits debacle.

Meanwhile, some Capetonians say they expect nothing less than quality service delivery for all in the province.

Eyewitness News took to the streets over the weekend to gauge residents' feelings about the polls.

While it's been less than a week since the general elections, it appears the pressure is on for those voted into power to start fulfilling their promises.

Capetonians say they will be keeping a close eye on the DA.

The party has also come under fire for failing dismally in other areas.

One woman says, "The DA hasn't shown any signs of it really trying to take racial and segregation issues seriously."

While another man says, "When you go to Khayelitsha and those place, you'll see that a lot of attention is still needed."

The DA won more than four million votes nationally last week.