Inadequate basic service delivery and corruption are key issues of concern for residents living in Alexandra township.
The African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties (Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters) have a few days to convince Alexandra residents to vote for them. It's just one week to go before election day on August 3, 2016.
702's John Robbie spoke to the ANC, DA and EFF candidate ward councillors about what they intend to do should residents vote for them.
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Dikobe acknowledged challenges in providing sufficient housing to locals due to the rapid population growth of the township located less than 10 kilometers from Sandton.
The ANC government has shown that it cares for the people. The ANC has delivered and changed the lives of majority of the people and the people of Alexandra.— Sinah Dikobe, ANC candidate ward councillor
DA's Shadrack Mkhonto said the governing ANC has failed the people of Alexandra and forgotten them. He said that he has delivered services for the locals but said his powers are limited as a PR councillor isn't an official or elected ward position.
There's no jobs, there's no proper housing, there's health hazards and a problem of rats in Alex. The people need to vote for change with the Democratic Alliance.— Shadrack Mkhonto, DA Alexandra candidate
While the EFF has not had a chance to govern any constituency, Novela said it's important to give the party a chance to use the locals' votes towards addressing their needs.
It's the issue of political will to give the people what they deserve... Cut out the tender system and work on capacitating the municipalities.— Musa Novela, EFF DA Alex candidate