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Our Constitution makes provision for all citizens to be housed in sustainable human settlements with access to socioeconomic infrastructure.
The failure by various municipalities to render these services will always result in their alienation from those who voted them into power.
So the spate of protests in Orange Farm on the Vaal against slow service delivery come as no surprise. Living in an area without basic facilities for the past 20 years is highly unacceptable.
But while empathising with residents, we condemn the use of violence to express frustration with the pace of delivery.
Equally, we believe the authorities' response to residents' grievances is tantamount to burying their heads in the sand.