Hundreds of residents from informal settlements in Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape have marched on the town's municipality, protesting about service delivery. They are questioning the housing plans of the municipality, saying the municipality wants to cut the provision of 1500 houses by more than half. This the second protest in the town this past week.
Last week the ratepayers association protested against the way the municipality is being run.
They want houses, proper sanitation and a better run municipality. The community is also complaining about potholes and say the stop-gap measures the municipality currently employs is not good enough.
Community representative, Mzwandile Yali says their next move is to give the municipality 7 days to respond. The municipality says it is not cutting back on housing delivery and there seems to be confusion about how the limited sites will be used.
Municipal manager Sydney Fadi says they only have 400 sites which will be made smaller to get 750 sites. Houses will be built on top of one another to reach the 1500 quota. The community also want a high school to be built in the area.