Dear Executive Mayor, SAMWU and SALGA

This petition is our way of saying: “Enough is enough.”


We urge all residents and businesses within Buffalo City Metro Municipality to join us as we demand our leaders resolve the crisis crippling East London and King William’s Town.

The “strike” by municipal workers has brought violence to the CBD and left mounds of rotting rubbish on street corners. Other services have come to a halt and the breakdown in law and order is destroying our reputation. We want the city back!


Our demand is that leadership from the South African Municipal Workers’ Union, South African Local Government Association and the municipality sit down around a table to bring an end to the chaos. The message is simple: the citizens are waiting for you to serve.


The Dispatch will gather your signatures and deliver the petition to all three organisations, calling on them to pay heed to the call of the people. And we will turn up the pressure in the pages of the Dispatch until the municipality returns to normality.



Let your voice be heard.


From the editor and staff of the Daily Dispatch


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