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Bhanga assists people to register to vote

Nov 12, 2018
Bhanga assists people to register to vote

On Friday the Democratic Alliance Eastern Cape Premier Candidate, Nqaba Bhanga kicked off his tour to the rural Eastern Cape by visiting Port St Johns where he apparently assisted 150 young people to register to vote at the local IEC offices.

Bhanga said that the unemployment rate amongst the youth is the highest in the rural areas, with national statistics showing 68% between the ages of 15-24 years are unemployed.

“A DA government will create fair access to real and long-term jobs and the youth of Port St Johns will vote to make this a reality,” he described.

The tour led him to a meeting in the Port St Johns Eluxolweni Community Hall where claims to have interacted with the people regarding service delivery issues.

“On Saturday I embarked on a door-to-door campaign in Chane Village in Mount Frere.

“There I inspected another monument to the ANC’s failure in the province when the locals took me to an unfinished housing project.

“People are desperate for decent housing and the delivery of basic services such as water, electricity and sanitation,” he said.

Sharing lunch with children

Bhanga described how he “followed this by having lunch with the children at the Siyakhana Youth Centre in Mount Frere and then shared a meal with AmaMpondo Chief Phondolwendlovu Faku at the Great Place Mfundisweni in Ntabankulu.

On Sunday I also attended a church service at the GNF Church in Mount Frere.

“Throughout my visit I was welcomed with open arms and it was clear that these rural communities are sick of bearing the brunt of the failing ANC’s corruption and lack of capacity to deliver.

“Only a DA government can bring change to the rural areas of the province – change that will ensure job creation, speed up the delivery of basic services and build One South Africa for All.”

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