Action needed to curb violence between candidates vying for councillor positions

Communities expresses their frustrations with violence between candidates vying for councillor positions during local government elections.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts regarding a broad spectrum of issues of concern.

Listen to the conversation below:

As South Africa, we are slowly approaching a political crossroads where our democracy is going to be tested in terms of its' maturity.

Freddy, caller in Northriding

Councillors everywhere are small things but are power blocks to greater things. They get to decide the big budgets.

Malusi, caller in Durban

Callers raised their concerns regarding the violence that occurs as candidates compete to be elected to the powerful positions, often resulting in loss of lives.

We had an incident where a councillor was gunned down by people who are alleged to be ANC members. The problem here is the ANC.

Albert, caller in Roodepoort

Most of the leadership in government is not about serving the people, but rather about self-enrichment. This is why this fighting happens, even to the extent where you'll kill someone for a position.

Nicholas, caller in Tembisa

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