The time has come for Kouga residents to sit up and notice as the newly proposed ward candidates for ward 4 and 5 are made known.
Since the adoption of democracy in 1994, the ANC has ruled this municipal region with the DA as the official opposition. However,things for the coloured communities of ward 4 and 5 has gone from bad to worse and as a result, these residents have lost their faith in the ruling party and thus, five years ago, they elected two DA councillors to serve in those two wards. Now five years later, they are at wits end as the DA councillors are equally as bad as their ANC counterparts.
Just as the coloured people resigned themselves to yet another oppressive five years, a bright green storm came raging through Kouga and other regions in the form of Patriotic Alliance, a political party founded in 2013 by businessmen Gayton Mckenzie and Kenny Kunene. The regional executive leader in Kouga, Jerome Jacobs is contesting against the controversial ex-UDM MPL Tyrone Liberty of the ANC and the present ward councillor, Freddie Campher of the DA said that he is confident that the PA will make a significant impact in the coming local election, scheduled for 3 August this year. “Our coloured people might be kicked aside, beaten, trampled on but we are not out of the fight. We as the PA strife to rebuild our nation.we want to reclaim and restore our stolen dignity. We are here to stay and to serve our people,” he said, “the PA chose their candidates from out of the communities that are most grossly marginalized because living with the challenges of the people and serving the communities will be a personal affair for them,” concluded Jacobs.
The candidates for ward 5 are Antheo Novem (PA), Pieter Hans (ANC) and current councillor, Desmond Pieterse (DA).
Author: Jerome Jacobs