The National Neglected Citizens organization (NNC) will be taking the Alexandra local municipality to court concerning issues of service delivery and housing. The NNC organized a public meeting on Tuesday at the River Park flats in Alexandra discussing the lack of service delivery and the state of their houses.
Residents expressed their anger and frustration at the department of Human Settlements for dragging their feet when it comes to addressing issues faced by the community of River Park. Gauteng News spoke to River Park resident Beauty Mafokate, “We don’t have electricity in River Park and we need the municipality to fix our drains and supply us with clean water.”
The community of River Park is pleading with the government to hear their plight and deliver what they promised during the elections in May this year. Another angry community member voiced his frustration.
“We need the government’s attention because when they came and campaigned for votes we obliged but now it seems as though they have forgotten about us. Currently, we don’t have electricity and water and we are pleading with the local municipality to attend to our problems. The roads are filled with potholes and we’re scared for our kids when they play in the streets”, said Tshepo Magogolo.
NNC chairperson Bongani Rabontja empathized with the community saying, “It’s very sad to see our fellow brothers and sisters living in these inhumane conditions. We ask ourselves if this area was designed for humans or animals because humans shouldn’t live like this.”