EC residents reflect on life in three municipalities ahead of local elections

Development has come slowly and painfully in only a few municipalities in the Eastern Cape and as municipal elections loom, even fewer residents expect much to change for them, writes Sabelo Skiti

03 October 2021 - 00:00

In kwaGqwarhu village in Xurana Mission the only people out of doors in the 31°C heat are school children making their way home, a young man trying to catch a sheep and 12 residents in a queue for paraffin at a community hall.

The nearby towns of Flagstaff and Lusikisiki bustle ahead of a visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is coming to see the construction site of the highly anticipated Msikaba bridge...

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