BOIPATONG. – “Under the failing ANC-led administration Boipatong residents in Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) are facing a severe lack of service delivery.”
This was said by DA Gauteng Premier Candidate, Solly Msimanga, during his visit to Boipatong this week. “This community is plagued with numerous challenges ranging from poor sanitation, sewer blockages, no refuse collection and no proper tarred roads. There is no maintenance on sewage infrastructure, the sewer pipes are old and have not yet been replaced. Almost all the main sewer drains in the area are blocked with raw sewage flowing all over the road and into the surrounding houses and next to Lebohang Secondary School.”
Msimanga said that corruption, maladministration and irregular expenditure has led to the collapse of the ANC-led Emfuleni Local Municipality.
“The DA will not sit back while our people are deprived of their basic human right to proper sanitation as enshrined by the constitution. We will be staging a political sit -in at the offices of the Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor, Jacob Khawe to ensure that all the main sewerage holes are fixed in Boipatong.” Msimanga ended by saying that during the DA political sit-in they will ensure that they don’t leave the Mayor’s office unless the sewerage system is fixed.