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Violent protests a concern


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Limpopo Legislature Chief Whip Falaza Mdaka has called on communities to interact with elected leaders, instead of engaging in unlawful protests. 

Mdaka was speaking during a public sector summit, on Tuesday, 27 June.

He urged delegates to continue with their oversight tasks. 

Mdaka said their responsibilities included visiting government projects and attend portfolio committee meetings.

Local municipalities in the Waterberg have had service delivery protests, often with the wanton destruction of property.

In Bela-Bela the protests resulted in the alleged arson attack on Mayor Jeremiah Ngobeni’s private vehicle, and the death of a child.

The mayor has since embarked on a damage control roadshow, where he was mostly warmly welcomed by communities hungry for direct contact with the local leadership.

Service delivery protests have also flared up in Mogalakwena, Modimolle and Mookgophong. 

In Modimolle no lesser politician than Premier Stan Mathabatha arrived to intervene.

10 months ago       13 July 2017