‘Probe W Cape govt’
07 August 2012 | NGWAKO MODJADJI
JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu’s Western Cape provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich said the provincial government must engage with communities and stop fuelling racial tensions.
“The impression created is that people who protest are from outside the Western Cape.
The failure of the Democratic Alliance to engage with communities on their desperate circumstances is a matter of grave concern and this arrogance is not the kind of leadership we require in these difficult times.
“We will be asking the public protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the Western Cape provincial government because it should not behave in that way. The public protector must investigate their conduct and reference and intimations to refugees being the ones who protest.”
There was violence in service delivery protests in the Western Cape recently.
On Friday, a Golden Arrow bus in Khayelitsha was stoned causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which crashed through a road barrier, ploughing into shacks.
The driver Sandile Hoko was killed and five people, including a child, were injured.
In a join statement on Sunday, Western Cape premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille said the attack followed threats by the ANC Youth League to make Cape Town ungovernable and to bring Cape Town to its knees.
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