Photo by Otto Ngoveni. 

By: Otto Ngoveni

Service delivery protest by residents from Khakhala to Hlomela villages has been suspended on Wednesday (14-02-2018), following a meeting between the residents’ task team and the MEC for roads and transport which was held in Polokwane.



Residents indicated that they’ve been patient for quite some time and thought the wait was over accommodated, by so doing, they interfered with day to day running of some institutions public and private. Reports shows that since 2015 there haven’t been an improvement as promised.

The protest saw the gravel road between Thomo and Hlomela being closed with burning tyres and tree branches. The tar road between Giyani College of Education and Thomo was also closed with stones.

The 3-day protest also saw interruption of schooling in Khanyisa Education Centre, Bright Star Combined and Risinga High and the taxi business.

According to the letter that came from Polokwane, it has been stipulated that the project will commerce between March and May.

During the suspension of the protest, residents said should the government fail to implement their commitment, the strike will restart and with higher impact this time around.