Zululand community members share grievances at mayor’s event in Durban


Zululand community members share grievances at mayor’s event in Durban

Residents of the Zululand District Municipality picketed in front of the Durban Hotel where their municipality leaders were attending a business breakfast. They demanded service delivery for their communities.

Members of the Zululand district community made a picket line in front of the Elangeni Hotel in Durban on September 30, 2021, where the district major unveiled a major investment. Community members said they were not happy with the event being held in Durban instead of Zululand. They also asked for help in terms of service delivery. Photo: Nhlanhla Mabaso / Eyewitness News.

DURBAN – Dissatisfied community members in Zululand District demand service delivery from their local government by protesting in Durban.

Zululand District Municipality hosted an investment business breakfast for the district on Thursday.

But community members said the event was not supposed to be held outside of their district.

Residents of the Zululand District Municipality picketed in front of the Durban Hotel where their municipality leaders were attending a business breakfast.

They demanded service delivery for their communities.

A man said their leaders should declare that the municipality does not serve the people.

“The inhabitants of Zululand do not have access to water, they do not have decent roads, they do not receive any service from the municipality. It is therefore a shame for this district to organize a business breakfast in Durban.

Another community member, Nontsikelelo Nkosi, said the event could have been held in Zululand to help businesses in the region.

“Why doesn’t he raise the companies of Zululand?” Why is he taking the money from Zululand district and spending it here? “

Asked about the service delivery problems, Mayor Thulasizwe Buthelezi said everything was in order.

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