[cape_town] - Langa and Nyanga residents call for City of Cape Town official to step down

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Angry Langa and Nyanga residents marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre on Friday, demanding that the City sack a housing official.

Placards read: "Sivuyile Mxokozeli you are a liar. We don't want you" and "Investigate corruption". Protesters sang: "Hush my baby. Things will change."

Zanele Mbizela, a community leader on the Project Steering Committee in Langa, said Mxokozeli – project manager in Langa and Nyanga – must step down, GroundUp reports.

"We will make his life miserable. He doesn't know what we are capable of," she said.

"Mxokozeli messed up the project and employed corrupt community liaison officers."

Addressing the marchers outside the civic centre, community leader Zekulunge Mantshontsho and chairperson of the Masiphakame Housing Co-operative in Nyanga, said: "We are here to tell the City of Cape Town that the leaders it has sent to the township to bring about development are not delivering."...

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