Ocean View residents embarked on a service delivery protest yesterday in Jeffreys Bay.
The residents conducted a peaceful protest from Ocean view to the Kouga Municipal offices to hand over a petition signed with their demands to the mayor, Booi Koerat.
The residents want the mayor to step down, to have a clinic and community hall built in Ocean view, reliable transport for school children studying in Humansdorp, street lights and water and electricity.
“Enough is enough. We have been coming to the municipal offices for a while now and nothing is happening. We want the Eastern Cape Premier to help,” says organising committee member Nomathamsanqa Sibhengile.
The protesters handed over the petition to Koerat who promised to come back to them in two weeks.
“We have received the petition and we will respond in two weeks’ time,” says Koerat.
Resident Nosanele Sakhabhe was not happy with the response. “This is not the first time we come here and they always say they are going to get back to us within seven days and we are still waiting,” she says.
The mayor promised to fax their demands to the Provincial Office and come back to them with a definite answer soon.
This protest follows the barricading of the Aston Bay road last week by the Ocean View residents.
Source: Kouga Express