Deputy Speaker, the AIC has noted with serious concern that roads in the rural areas of this country are in a bad condition, and people feel ignored and forgotten by the government.
In some areas this has resulted in peaceful demonstrations by residents, and unnecessary shootings by the SA Police Service. Such incidents have occurred in the last few weeks in some parts of the area of the Alfred Nzo District Municipality. We need to condemn the shooting of peaceful demonstrators by the SAPS in areas like Hartenberg and Nchodu in that region, and call upon the relevant departments, like Public Works, to see to it that roads are continuously maintained in rural areas.
Sekela Somlomo, mandigqibele ngokuthi i-AIC ikhala kunye nekhaya lakwaMbixane eMandileni. Ndiyabulela. [Deputy Chairperson, let me say that the AIC sympathises with the Mbixane family in Mandileni. Thank you.]