‘DA govt in WC lied about providing services to the poor’

The ANC visited some settlements and found them without adequate sanitation and housing.

FILE: A stream flowing through Khayelitsha littered with rubbish. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape Legislature has accused the Democratic Alliance(DA)-led provincial and city administrations of lying about providing adequate services to poor communities in Cape Town.

The party's caucus in the provincial Parliament was in Khayelitsha earlier today where they visited a number of informal settlements as part of oversight duties.

The team found some settlements are without adequate sanitation, housing and residents are concerned for their safety due to a lack of street lights.

ANC Member of Provincial Legislature Pierre Uys says residents are not happy.

"The people spoke and showed us; they were very concerned about what's happening in their specific area. One thing that was clear to everybody is that it's not true what the DA is saying to everybody, they have not improved the quality of life there."

In April, the DA retained both wards in the municipal by-elections in the Western Cape.

Residents from wards 7 in Ceres and ward 72 in Cape Town had voted.

The Independent Electoral Commission indicated it was satisfied with the overall election process.