Elections '24: Crime, housing, electricity top issues facing South Africans

Elections '24: Crime, housing, electricity top issues facing South Africans

Crime, housing, electricity, and water supply are some of the main issues South Africans want the next government to resolve. 

Elections IEC
Anastasi Mokgobu

This is according to some of the political parties who have been on the ground over the past three months.

South Africa is officially less than a week away from the national and provincial elections. 

Political parties continue to crisscross the country in an effort to secure votes ahead of the polls. 

South Africa's 27 million registered voters go to the polls for general elections on May 29, in what is expected to be the closest vote in three decades of democracy.

More than 50 parties are vying to win seats in parliament, which will then appoint a president.

Jacaranda FM News spoke to smaller parties represented in Parliament on their plans to keep their seats. 

Freedom Front Plus national head of elections, Wouter Wessels, believes his party is the only alternative with real solutions.

 "We have viable and feasible plans and South Africans resonate with that. This is why we are experiencing growth in different communities. We have long not been a party that is exclusive.

“We have councillors, candidates, officials and members from different communities who are all excited about the Freedom Front Plus and the values it represents," said Wessels.

Listen to Wouter Wessels below:

Meanwhile, the leader of the GOOD Party, Patricia de Lille, said South Africans want basic service delivery.

 "The issues that people are raising are mostly basic service delivery related, people have access to electricity but it is unaffordable, and the housing problem across the country.

 The housing crisis across the country has people really looking for land, and they really feel like they can't trust the government.

My role is to say to people, we must continue to raise this issues," said De Lille.

Listen to Patricia de Lille below:



This while the ACDP’s head Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, said he was bothered by the lack of water supply in various communities.

 "We have many people who are still drinking dirty water, sharing water with animals. This is happening after 30 years of democracy," said Meshoe.

Listen to  Reverend Kenneth Meshoe below:

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