People rely much upon to the Government and they often queue every five years to elect them as their leaders. They entrust those leaders with their needs and hoping to get a better service provided by them. The people believe that facilities such as hospitals, clinics and schools must be built for the community and free education for the children struggling to afford furthering their studies in colleges or universities.
The following is an interview of one of the citizens from Ga-Modjadji in Limpopo Province:
“The people we elected to lead us has abandoned us. When they want to be voted for, they come up with tricks to deceive our elders into voting for them. The very same elders they promise houses to and never keep the word. There’s a public hospital situated at Kgapane, which is also called Kgapane Hospital. Firstly, it lacks doctors and nurses. So far, I only know of one doctor in that big hospital and obviously he cannot help all the patients at once. And secondly, the walls needs repainting and patients are sleeping on old beds without springs. In some of the wards, there are doors which needs some fixing because there are monkeys living in the hospital yard and they sneak in to steal the patient’s food. The odour in the hospital is also unbearable, it can make one sick. There are no enough wheelchairs. I had to escort my grandmother who could barely walk into the hospital when I couldn’t find a wheelchair. I saw only three wheelchairs and they were occupied. No one could help me because there were no porters. When elections approach, leaders of different parties make promises to us but when the time to deliver comes; they turn their back on the very same people who has elected them. Our leaders today forget that, there won’t be a Government without the people. We seek change as the people.”
This is a full version of an interview, the people of Bolobedu at Ga-Modjadji are seeking for a change. They want better leaders who will provide for their needs and fulfil the promises they make to them.