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DA, EFF accuse ANC of allowing corruption to fester in Madibeng

The area came under the spotlight 2 years ago when residents staged protests over water shortages.

Supporters from the ANC, EFF, DA and FF during election debate. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have accused the African National Congress (ANC) led Madibeng Municipality of allowing corruption to spread while ignoring the water crisis in the region.

Community members and political party representatives joined a 702 special elections broadcast in Brits this afternoon.

The municipality came under the spotlight two years ago when residents staged violent protests over water shortages.

Shortly after the debate began this afternoon, a scuffle broke out between ANC and EFF supporters.

North West Mayor Jostina Mothibi said should the ruling party retain the municipality, it promises good governance and improved service delivery.



But some say the municipality is not accountable.

Several issues have been raised, including the water shortages and corruption around government tenders.



IN THE WESTERN CAPE

At the same time, two of the biggest political parties are trekking through parts of the Western Cape campaigning for votes ahead of the looming local polls.

The local government elections will take place on 3 August.

The battle lines have already between drawn in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Metros where the DA hopes to wrestle power away from the ANC.

The ruling party is today visiting Swellendam, Tierwaterskloof and Grabouw.

Meanwhile the DA's Helen Zille was in Murraysburg and is on her way to Beaufort West.

"The whole town seems to have turned out. It was an incredible street vibe. The entire sea of blue (DA supporters) went down the streets one-by-one in Murraysburg."