ANC leads march for improvement to service delivery in CT

Demonstrators are calling for an improvement to service delivery and an end to gang violence.

Demonstrators at the ANC march say they want more clinics, more health staff, reopen Jooste hospital and better services. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Thousands of demonstrators have converged on the Civic Centre to hand over a memorandum to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.

The 20-point list of demands calls for an improvement to service delivery and an end to gang violence.

The march from Keizergracht Street has been led by the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape.

The demonstrators, undeterred by the gloomy weather, are demanding to be met by de Lille.

They claim they've been forced to protest after continuously being undermined by authorities.

Calls to improve healthcare facilities and transport services are among their grievances.

They're also calling on City of Cape Town officials to be more proactive in the fight against gangsterism.

The ANC's regional executive has given the mayor's office two weeks to respond or face more protests.