The Patriotic Alliance was on the campaign trail in the Northern Cape this week.
Warrenton residents who have been suffering without access to water for the past five days have faith that the Patriotic Alliance (PA) will be able to do a better job at service delivery.
PA deputy president Kenny Kunene visited Warrenton, Delportshoop and Barkly West this week, with just a little over two weeks to go, until voters head to the polls on November 1.
The PA will be contesting in more than 150 municipalities in the country while it will contest in all six wards in the Magareng municipal district.
Kunene stated that water challenges in the Frances Baard district amounted to a human rights violation.
“People have to drink brown water, people bath with water that they have to use to flush the toilet.”
He also related that the number of illegal immigrants residing in the country was concerning.
“We will have to send them back home.”
Residents indicated that when there was a water supply in Warrenton, it was “dirty, brown and had a foul odour”.
“Electricity is never working in areas such as Warrenvale and Ikhutseng. Warrenton smells like a dump site and there is drain water everywhere.
“There is no development or jobs while there is nepotism at the Magareng municipal offices where family and friends are hired and are given tenders while there qualified and skilled youth in Magareng that need employment.”
They welcomed the proposal to scrap all municipal bills and write off their debt, if the PA won the majority vote.
“It is time that the community gets relieved of debts that have been piling up for services that are not being delivered.”