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Orange Farm protest is just “dirty politicking”-Ward councillor

“We have seen some people buying drugs and alcohol for young people to take part in the protest.”-Motha

The protest action by residents of Orange Farm which took place on Monday as well as on Tuesday has been described as “dirty politicking” by ward councillor Simon Motha.

Motha has been accused by residents as being corrupt and contributing to the slow pace of service delivery in their area.

Several roads, including the busy Golden Highway were barricaded with rocks and rubble by locals who are also demanding for the suspension of Motha.

However, speaking to The Citizen on Wednesday morning, Motha said the allegations were baseless.

“We have been saying to anyone with allegations to come forward with proof, but nothing has been forthcoming to that effect.

“This protest is just dirty politiking by ANC members who are still disgruntled that their preffered candidates for ward councillorship did not make it,” said Motha.

He expressed concern at the violent nature of the protest, saying young people have also been used to be in the forefront of the demonstration.

“We have seen some people buying drugs and alcohol for young people to take part in the protest,” Motha added.

Meanwhile community leaders are set to meet with the zonal structures of the ANC later on Wednesday before reporting back to the community on Thursday morning.-stevent@citizen.co.za

 

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