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Jeff Radebe promises to tackle Khayelitsha service delivery deficiencies

Hundreds of residents voiced their frustrations over a lack of service delivery in the township.

ANC Policy Head Jeff Radebe during a press briefing at the party's Luthuli House headquarters, Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Minister in Presidency Jeff Radebe has committed to attend to the grievances of disgruntled Khayelitsha residents.

The minister described his shock after seeing the living conditions of the community during a service delivery imbizo in the area yesterday.

Hundreds of residents voiced their frustrations over a lack of service delivery in the township.

Dozens of community members from Khayelitsha, Mfuleni and neighbouring towns have expressed their dissatisfaction with poor living conditions, placing the blame solely on the City of Cape Town.

"You can see that house is a small house with only one room. So I'm really not satisfied, there's no service delivery."

Many have told Radebe they are fed up with being treated like second-rate citizens.

Radebe said he's shocked at the lack of service delivery.

"That's why I've made a commitment that I'm going to come back with service delivery departments so that we can attend to all these matters."

Radebe said he will come back to the area for a stakeholder's imbizo, which will include officials from the human settlements department.

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