John Maytham talks everything #2016election at Westlake community Centre

John Maytham is broadcating from the Westlake Community Centre ahead of the 2016 local government election in August.

Maytham spoke to influential members of the Westlake community about some of the challenges they are currently facing, and what they hope the upcoming elections will change.

He spoke to Vusi Nelani, ANC ward 71 Elections co-ordinator about the ANC's plans and promises for the people of Westlake.

Listen below for a full interview with Vusi Nelani.

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John Maytham also spoke to JJ Maans, Vice-chairperson of Retreat Taxi Association about the taxi violence in the area.

Taxi associations have been at loggerheads over routes allocations in the area. Maans says the government has allocated 10 operating licences against their will but their biggest concern is that there are extra 48 vehicles operating illegally.

In one instance, members of the Westlake Taxi Association blocked roads and burned tyres in protest against illegal operators.

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Anthea Thebus, Westlake Community Leader, has been living in Westlake for 22 years. She shared some history about Westlake as well the decision to move people to RDP houses in order to make space for business developments.

Thebus also sang the praises of the ward councillor Penelope East, saying she is quick to respond to their complaints.

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In 2011 the DA retained Cape Town’s Ward 71 in municipal by-elections. John Maytham spoke to ward 71 Councillor Penelope East about developments they made in the area.

East says they are working very hard to improve the livelihood of people in Westlake. She also spoke about the housing problems facing the area.

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