Deputy Speaker, it is indeed deeply regrettable that the ANC government continues to fail to deliver services to the people of South Africa, especially in the villages and remote areas of our country.
It is reported that protests over the lack of water in some parts of Mpumalanga province have brought schooling to a standstill. The shooting of 15-year-old Lucas Lebyane of Casteel Village in Bushbuckridge, allegedly by the police, during a water-related service delivery protest is a clear indication that the ANC government has now turned on its own citizens.
The government is using apartheid tactics to bully and assault them - and worse - even going to the extent of killing citizens for demanding basic services like water, electricity and housing. Our people are being killed because government does not have the capacity to deliver the services. Instead it resorts to the intimidation and killing of the innocent people of South Africa.
We have always said that the ANC government has completely run out of ideas for leading and serving our people in South Africa. They should step aside and give this to the EFF. [Interjections.] We have recently seen how police were used by the current government to beat up EFF Members of Parliament.