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South Africa: Ennerdale residents blame government for poor social services

South Africa: Ennerdale residents blame government for poor social services

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Ennerdale residents in South Africa are still crying foul over poor social services and lack of appropriate development in the area.

Poor sewerage, lack of clean water and electricity and poorly structured residential are the main grievances by locals at Ennerdale suburbs.

“This is the toilet where they throw the faeces away. I am tired. I live there and the waste is thrown here. I can’t cook properly. I can’t live properly with this shit,” a resident told AFP news agency.

Three weeks ago, locals engaged police in a fierce protests for four straight days putting up pressure on South African President Jacob Zuma’s government to deliver social services.

“If the government is not doing anything about the situation we are in it’s just going to get worse and worse because the strikes before was better but now its just getting worse and worse because the people can the government is not doing anything about the situation we are in,” a resident warned.

South Africa has been hit by sporadic demonstrations in the past few years dubbed “service delivery protests”, with residents demanding water, electricity, housing and jobs at a time the government is faced with weak economic growth.

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