Statement by Lechisa Tsenoli on the service delivery dispute

19 August 2008

The ANC express its deep concern at some residents in some municipalities withdrawing payments of services for reasons of dissatisfaction with service delivery. Our concern stem from the reality that these actions, apart from being illegal, deepen the very problems they claim need resolving.

We reject deliberate agitation of these residents into organized obstructions of officials Local Governance. We urge municipalities affected and others in general to intensity their dialogue with all residents to find sustainable solutions to their problems. We urge National and Provincial Departments relevant to these services to step in with more reunion and support municipalities in their engagement with residents

I thank you

Lechisa Tsenoli
Chairperson Provincial & Local Government PC
Tel: 021 403 2674