Andries Tatane’s spirit will drive fight against ANC in Ficksburg

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The spirit of Andries Tatane, killed on live television by police for fighting for better service delivery, lives on in a small Free State town that has eschewed racial and class divisions to unite in the removal of the “failing ANC” with independent candidates.

The Setsoto Service Delivery Forum (SSDF) is confident it can cause the biggest upset of this year’s local government elections by capturing the Setsoto local municipality from the ANC after the 1 November polls. 

The Setsoto municipality, a gateway to Lesotho, comprises the peri-urban towns of Ficksburg (which is the seat of local government and the council), Senekal, Marquard and Clocolan.  

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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