THOUSANDS of elderly women and ordinary citizens braved yesterday's cold weather and gathered in Kliptown, Soweto, to hear Mokonyane deliver her inaugural state of the province address.
But while she made her speech inside a marque, people outside the tent challenged her to make good on her promises.
A group called Kliptown Concerned Residents held placards reading "Nomvula You Failed Us In Housing", and "Good Speech No Fruits".
Kliptown residents complained that they still used paraffin and the bucket system. Another disgruntled group from Slovo Park in Soweto said they attended because they wanted Mokonyane to account for promises she had made to them in the past but had still not delivered on them. Edward Phoswa had memorandums that he said were sent to Mokonyane's office since 2004 - when she was still Gauteng MEC for housing.
DA Gauteng leader John Moodley said he was not convinced Mokonyane can deliver on her promises.
"She focuses on poverty alleviation when as the DA we want a focus on poverty eradication." - Katlego Moeng