The 2016 municipal elections are here again and politicians won’t cease to go extra miles to woo support.
No matter how you look at it, the truth remains that there is this peculiar atmosphere that characterizes election periods across the globe.
Often, promises are poured on voters during campaigns; also, most homes and communities host politicians of different calibre.
Food parcels, party wears and cash are all doled out to people – all in a bid to garner support at the poll.
Anyway, one of the aforementioned strategies played out during a door-to-door in Ward 18, Kwazakhele, Nelson Mandela Bay over the weekend.
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During the campaign, two United Democratic Movement (UDM) candidates were charged to fix an elderly woman’s house using their first salary.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa made this known while he campaigned in the area on Friday with the candidates – mayoral candidate Mongameli Bobani and Councillor candidate Nolulu Ngqambuza.
The elderly woman, Angelina Kayi was spotted living in a dilapidated RDP home.
Cracks in Kayi’s house were stuffed with old clothing, like jackets and overalls.
But that was not enough to ward off rats and cold as Kayi’s brother, Zweni, often gets sick as a result of cold.
“The cracks are so huge that rats, big ones, come through,” she said.
After listening to the 62-year-old, Holomisa responded by promising to offer help to Kayi.
He then pleaded with Ngqambuza and Bobani fix the old woman’s house with their first salary.
“I want you to lead by example. Don’t buy a new car with your new salary. I want you to come back here and fix this house. Get the material and builders and fix it.
“I want to come back here in August to officially open this house. So make it happen,” Holomisa said.
Holomisa, who appears to be bent on having Kayi’s home repaired insisted that even if the Councillor candidate fails in the election; then the mayoral candidate, Bobani should fix it.
In response, Kayi thanked them and hoped the party would keep its promise.