DA Eastern Cape premier candidate Nqaba Bhanga visited Duncan Village on Thursday November 8 to deliver food parcels to 200 households who lost everything in a recent fire that tore through the area.
The fire was started by a malfunctioning paraffin stove.
Nqaba said he was “appalled” by the lack of service delivery in the area.
“The people in Duncan Village are being neglected and are forced to live in cramped and unsanitary conditions,” he said.
“It is these cramped living conditions that lead to the spread of fires. The residents have no electricity, but need to cook for their families.”
Nqaba said there were are housing projects in and around East London that could can be used to accommodate some of the displaced Duncan Village residents.
His visit to Duncan Village is part of a larger tour of the Eastern Cape. On Friday November 9, he visited Port St Johns and helped 150 young people register to vote.