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ANC vows to accelerate housing delivery if it governs WC

Faiez Jacobs claims the housing delivery rate dropped dramatically since the DA took control in 2006.

ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs introducing ward 37 candidate Templeton Mgxekeni to residents at the Nyanga taxi rank. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says it plans to accelerate housing delivery in the Cape Town Metro if elected to govern.

The party went on a door-to-door blitz in Nyanga yesterday where it introduced its ward candidate for the elections.

Nyanga was a hotbed of political activity yesterday with different political parties aiming to lay claim to the community ahead of next month's elections.



ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs claims the housing delivery rate has dropped dramatically since the Democratic Alliance (DA) took control of the city in 2006.

Jacobs says the ANC-led municipality had built at least 16 thousand homes every year.

"Accelerated service delivery was the key issue that the DA failed to serve our people especially in informal settlements, communities have not been built."

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato led a small group of DA members on a walkabout in the Lusaka part of the township.

At the same time, the PAC led a motorcade and handed out pamphlets near the Nyanga taxi rank.