A truck attempts to drive though EFF members protesting in Rustenburg on October 23. They were demanding water, houses and electricity. PHOTO: Molaole Montsho/ANA

Rustenburg - A handful of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members at Ikemeleng in Kroondal in the North West, marched to the Rustenburg municipality on Monday, demanding houses, water and electricity.

"We as the EFF demand that the community councillor must only focus on service delivery to the community and stop interfering with business chambers and mines surrounding the areas," said branch secretary Ernest Abiya, reading a memorandum.

They demanded a high school, police station, library, toilets and high mass lights.  

The municipality was given seven days to respond to the demand.

A truck attempts to drive though EFF members protesting in Rustenburg on October 23. They were demanding water, houses and electricity. Video: Molaole Montsho/ANA


The Mayoral committee member responsible for public safety Michael Mhlungu, received the memorandum on behalf of the municipality and promised that the municipality would respond within the seven-day period.

Dressed in red EFF T-shirts, the group marched through Ikemeleng before boarding a bus heading to the Missionary Mpheni building to hand over the memorandum. 

Halfway to the municipality they got off the bus and slowly marched in Nelson Mandela Drive towards the municipality. Lunch time traffic flow entering Rustenburg was interrupted due to the march. 

A truck driver attempted to drive through protesters sitting on the read at the intersection of Nelson Mandela and Beyers Naude Drive, but traffic officers stopped him.

The EFF had vowed to make Kroondal ungovernable until their demand had been responded to. Two other marches to the nearby mines were planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.