Witness Reporter
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3 Aug 2022
06:25

Letters | The party is over

Witness Reporter

Where are the dwellings promised by the ANC top brass when they attended the funerals of the flood victims? Has it done anything to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims?

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After about 20 000 hours were spent last weekend, the ANC finally concluded its KZN elective conference.

After so much squabbling it would not be unreasonable to expect some worthwhile outcomes for the future economic wellbeing of KZN.

The province, lest it be forgotten, was just a year ago home to the biggest political riots this country has faced, resulting in damage estimated at tens of billions of rands and the loss of hundreds of lives.

Furthermore, only a few months ago, it experienced severe flooding which left about 8 000 people without accommodation.

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Most of these flood victims are still living in community halls without proper washing and cooking facilities and no privacy.

This is inhumane and a reflection of the incompetence of the ruling party.

Where are the dwellings promised by the ANC top brass when they attended the funerals of the flood victims? Has it done anything to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims?

Where is the R1 billion promised by central government to KZN to help restore damaged infrastructure?

One could reasonably have expected these issues to be top of the agenda at the conference, but no, the issues that took up most of the time were about whether the Taliban faction (pro Jacob Zuma) should lead the party in KZN, and secondly, the motivation of the step-aside rule being dropped.

What chances are there of an investor with R100 million to invest in a new factory, with the possibility of creating 1 500 new jobs, deciding to invest in KZN, knowing that the party faction governing the province is known as the “Taliban”?

Absolutely none. If KZN voters cannot see where this province is headed then they must accept full responsibility for what lies ahead.

A. L. NORMAN
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