President Zuma acknowledges basic water services
In his opening statement at the 2012 ANC’s policy conference, President Jacob Zuma acknowledged the frustration in communities due to a lack of basic services:
“The level of frustration in some communities is high and understandably so.
“While many have received basic services, many more are still waiting for electricity, water, sanitation, proper roads, trains that run on time all the time, decent housing as well as clinics that have medical staff and medicines in certain areas.
“From time to time, people resort to protests to voice their anger, which sometimes turn violent.”