NEW COMMUNITY HALL FOR ZIKO COMMUNITY
By: Philile Radebe
A new community hall has been built for the Ziko residents.
Ziko is a small informal settlement that is near Adams Mission and KwaMakhutha in Durban.
The hall was built after residents marched to the ward counselor earlier this year because of poor service delivery in the area.
Residents marched at the ward counselor Sbusiso Mkhize office to hand in their letter of demands.
The march had police to be involved because it was filled with anger and violence.
Ward counsellor Sbusiso Mkhize says building a new hall was on their lists of project to do this year for the area.
“What the residents did earlier this year was unnecessary, the thing they don’t know is as counsellors we are under government and have a system that we need to oblige in order to
produce service delivery,” he said.
He added that with the hall being built there is more to come for the residents, they are currently in talks of building a library since the community does not have one.
Londiwe Ngobese a resident said “As the community we are happy about the new hall because it shows that they have listened to us when we did that march, now we can have
meetings in a much safer place,” said Ngobese.
Bhekifa Lusikisiki (89) who is considered as the oldest member of the community is not as happy as other residents because he believes the government is lazy when it comes to service
“In this place we have been fighting for service delivery since there was only 30 shacks that were built, now the place is full and it been a decade now we are still fighting for what
belongs to us this is not right,” said Lusikisiki.