As the popular African proverb goes, “when the elephants fight the grass suffers” and no-one has borne the brunt of a divided ANC more than the citizens of the North West regarding service delivery.

With more than half of the municipalities in the North West under administration, service delivery in many towns has collapsed resulting in irregular or no supply of water and sanitation, lack of refuse collection, electricity and deteriorating roads. Factional battles within the ANC have led to some municipalities facing dissolution. ..

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