Hluvukani residents pin their hopes on the MK party to address long-standing service delivery problems

  • Residents of Hluvukani in Mpumalanga hope the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party will address long-standing service delivery challenges in their area
  • Locals feel neglected and are looking for improvements in the region’s road infrastructure and education system
  • Many citizens believe that the African National Congress has failed to meet their needs, and they are seeking change

Trisha Pillay is one Short news current affairs journalist in Johannesburg. With degrees in journalism and international politics, she delved into the intricacies of political landscapes at The Citizen newspaper, African News Network and Newzroom Afrika. Pillay has also undergone training with Google News Initiative.

Mpumalnaga residents want change in their area.
The residents of Hluvukani want the MK party to change things and provide good services. Images: Tebogo Mtisie
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Some residents of Hluvukani, north of Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, say they hope the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party will address service delivery challenges.

Residents want change

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According to SABC, they have been confronted with service delivery challenges for years. Many residents feel that their neighborhood has been neglected for far too long.

Residents have complained about the Acornhoek road that connects villages and the Manyeleti Game Reserves. Many have described it as a deadly road. They also call on the MK party to fix the education system.

Some say the ANC has neglected them since 2019 and change is needed.

Mzansi shares his concerns

Netizens were concerned about the hopes they placed on the MK Party. While others are staunch supporters, many believe this is just a political ploy.

Here are some responses:

@Lwazi Carlo Mamba said:

“How is this possible when the same person involved in many corruption cases is the leader.”

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@Siphiwo Jahmil joked:

“Mk followers, I think they are in a dreamland, something that can never be formed. NONE. I promise you that mk will never rule the country as a whole.”

@Kanye Pamba responded:

“Haha, some sane people can expect Zuma to make a difference. What are the good reasons to believe that?”

@Jay Sompisi Thole said:

“Isn’t the leadership of the so-called MK made up of the same guys who sang a different tune in the ANC?”

@Kennis Matipano said:

“The man failed to address these issues when he was head of state.”

MK Party rejects Prime Minister candidate

In a related story, Short news reported that the MK Party had reportedly sacked the former director-general of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government.

Nhlanhla Ngidi, the prime ministerial candidate, was removed from the candidacy on April 15, 2024.

South Africans criticized the MKP, noting how many members were dismissed from their positions in the run-up to the elections.

Source: Kort Nieuws