Residents call for new IDP talks

FACING OFF: KwaNobuhle residents marched yesterday to hand in a petition calling for a fresh meeting about Nelson Mandela Bay’s integrated development plan. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
FACING OFF: KwaNobuhle residents marched yesterday to hand in a petition calling for a fresh
meeting about Nelson Mandela Bay’s integrated development plan. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

Hundreds of KwaNobuhle residents marched to the office of ANC Ward 47 councilor Nontutuzelo Sikweyiya yesterday, demanding a new integrated development plan(IDP) and budget meeting.

This, after residents claim that Sikweyiya, 61, and a group of ANC volunteers disrupted the meeting on Thursday last week.

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip left the meeting that night after a scuffle broke out.

In a video, seen by The Herald, people can also be seen shouting as they push and shove each other.

Resident Xolisile Peter,36, read out a petition addressed to Sikweyiya yesterday, saying there were issues in the budget on which they wanted clarity.

“We wanted to listen to what the mayor had to say, but we were deprived by a small group of ANC members[with] their own political agenda,” he said.

The petition, calling for afresh meeting, also outlined service delivery and job creation issues in the ward.

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