By: Otto Ngoveni
GIYANI – Thousands of Makosha residents took to the streets while demonstrating their concern over the service delivery protest.
The protest led by Makosha Task Team was held on Monday the 16th of October, where the angry residents closed the main road from Giyani College of Education to Thomo village with burning tyres and stones.
With this protest, the community seeked answers regarding their promised water supply. Last month the very same resedents were protesting over a tar road that was said to be done.
During the protest, services at Giyani College of Education were interupted and there were no schooling at Bright Star and Khanyisa schools.
Task team’s chairperson, Sonnyboy Chabalala said they are suspending the protest until Friday the 20th as they will be waiting for the appointment of a service provider as stipulated in the memorandum presented by Mopani District Municipality (MDM) representatives.
“For now it’s back to business as usual but if they don’t fulfill their promise, we will be forced to embark on a strike again”, Said Chabalala
MDM and Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) committed themselves that they will use their own budget to build a 3.1Km pipeline, revive the steal tanks and repair all vandalized taps before end of January 2018.
However, some of the concerned residents wanted to continue with a peaceful protest while waiting for the services to commerce.
DDM was represented by MMC for Infrastructure Maswanganyi M.O, MMC for Water Zandamela N.H, Chairperson of water services Malatji P.T and some Councillors.