The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Cape metro has reportedly threatened to protest against the closure of Weltevreden Valley Clinic in Samora Machel.
According to IOL, the party said this after a letter advising the clinic and residents to collect medication at Colorado Hall in Mitchells Plain started making the rounds on social media.
The report quoted Mayco Member for Community Services Nad Health Zahid Badroodien as saying that the clinic closed its doors after staff were robbed at gunpoint on March 31.
But EFF regional chairperson Unathi Ntame said the continued closure of the clinic was causing “extreme unhappiness”.
“It’s clearly unacceptable”
“They are closing water, they are closing the cleaning of drainage systems, closing clinics. They are closing everything. How do they expect the people who are living with HIV/Aids to survive without medication?
“…It is clearly unacceptable. As the EFF, we will never accept this, and if need be, we will take it to the street to ensure that the clinic is operational,” Ntame was quoted as saying.
Last week a City of Cape Town removed the water and sanitation services from the community after one of its staff members, a supervisor, was shot by a group of teenagers while repairing a collapsed sewer pipeline.
The bullet narrowly missed his spine.
Staff member shot while they were busy repairing a collapsed sewer pipeline. Water and sanitation services were temporarily withdrawn from Samora Machel.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) April 6, 2021
Following the incident, the City said it was temporarily withdrawing its services from the area until further notice.
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