conceived the Freedom Charter this vision that would usher in a united

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conceived – the Freedom Charter – this vision that would usher in a united, nonracial, democratic South Africa and deliver the land. Mr President, by challenging us to dream in the midst of economic crises, in the midst of climate change that destroyed land and thus threatened our livelihood, you have tapped into the tried and tested wisdom of the true South African leaders. Therefore, no amount of ridicule will distract us because we are shaping the future and growing South Africa. We are inspired by the unrelenting spirit of Vuyisile Minyi, who struck the debilitating blow at the Verwoerdian ideologies in the dark cell of death. We are inspired by the June 16 generation whose love for their country was demonstrated by the bravery of many young people, including and epitomised by the sacrifice of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. Thank you. [Applause.] Mr A CLOETE: Chairperson, today we heard much about the President’s dream. Much was said about whether the President’s dream will realise or not. But we should remind ourselves that
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 372 we were elected not only to represent the dreams of our constituents, but also to tend to the nightmares our people face every day. Chairperson, through you ... Mr President, you rightly said that a grandmother should not have to wait a whole day for medicine. But, Mr President, equally, it would be very difficult for two healthcare professionals who were raped in the Pelonomi Hospital while on duty last month, to share your dream. Indeed, Mr President, it is unacceptable for a pregnant mother to have her own and the life of her unborn child endangered owing to slow ambulances. But, Mr President, equally, it’s not acceptable for the residents of Mangaung for the umpteenth time in a year to have no water for four days, as was the case this past weekend. As we speak, the City of Johannesburg has a similar problem. Mr President, you committed this government to improving service delivery, but how is it possible that the Metro Police Chief had
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 373 been appointed in Mangaung more than a year ago, and there is no visible sign of any Metro Police Department as of today. How is it possible that many Free State municipalities that have been placed under section 139 administration of ANC provincial governments remain poorly managed? Again, Mr President, it will be hard for the residents of Brandfort in the Free State to share in your dream for South Africa, when having water is an exception and not a rule. As long as government persists in appointing unable and unwilling officials to key positions, the nightmare that is the lack of service delivery will remain in South Africa. Afrikaans : Intussen verwag die Departement van Openbare Werke dat die privaatsektor nou moet betrokke raak in die bou en instandhouding van infrastruktuur, net om 20 jaar later dieselfde infrastruktuur wat hulle gebou het en bestuur het, aan die staat oor te dra.
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