African National Congress (ANC) caucus in Ekurhuleni has thanked the community for voting for the party in the recent national and provincial elections, which were held last Wednesday.
This follows after the party delivered a service delivery report to the approximately 300 community members of Ward 84, in Tsakane Ext. 10, on Tuesday.
The public meeting was also attended by the ANC Provincial Executive Member Ntombi Mekgwe.
ANC Caucus also took the opportunity to introduce the ANC ward councillor candidate Phikisile Masina for the upcoming by-elections.
The by-elections will be held next Wednesday.
If she is voted into office, the ANC ward councillor candidate, Masina will fill the vacant post left by the late councillor Bongi Sibanyoni. Sibanyoni died after a short illness in January.
Addressing the members of the public, ANC Caucus Executive Committee Member, councillor Mbulaheni Makhadi pleaded with the community to work harmoniously with the candidate-elect once she occupies the office.
“We are aware that there are many challenges that face this side of our community. We’ve been on the ground, talking to some of you and you were very clear to us. You said we must work with speed in addressing challenges of houses, electricity, re-blocking and unemployment,” Makhadi said.
“As we parade this ward councillor candidate to the community of Ward 84, we can assure you that these challenges will be addressed. The ANC’s plans are very clear as we are determined and committed in improving the lives of all citizens,” he added.
There are three service delivery projects currently underway in Ward 84, which include the road construction of Jack Strouken and Xhaba Streets, whilst side-walks are being constructed on Gugulethu Street.
One of the residents Portia Malinga says this project has brought change to their home and they are now able to put bread on the table for their families.
Her colleague Michael Makgatla says they are grateful for the opportunity they have been given. “We also want to set a brighter future for ourselves and our children,” says Makgatla.