Matatiele community demand tarred roads

2017-08-18 06:00

SIPHELELE NKETO

siphelele@media24.com

ON Monday the Matatiele community plan to shut all roads from outside Maluti­ to the border between South Africa­ and Lesotho as a protest to demand better roads in the area.

People are demanding that government tar all gravel roads from Maluti to the border.

A meeting between the Department of Public Works and community members aimed at finding a solution to the demand collapsed last Wednesday, and as a result people are threatening to make the area uncontrollable.

They said government is failing to deliver proper services in Matatiele.

Community member, Siyabulela Nkosana warned government to stop ignoring people and told people to buy food and important items from town before­ Monday because the roads from Maluti to some rural areas will be closed.

“Government must stop spending money on gravelling the road, they must instead tar the roads,” said Nkosana­.

Schools and clinics will also be disrupted during the protest.

On July 24, the Hadernburg road outside Maluti was closed with burning tyres, rocks and a dead horse by people demanding better roads.

The SAPS said they would monitor the area to prevent people from vandalising property.

  ON Monday the Matatiele community plan to shut all roads from outside Maluti to the border between South Africa and Lesotho

as a protest to demand better roads in the area.
People are demanding that government tar all gravel roads outside Maluti to the border area.

A meeting between the Department of Public Works and community members aimed at finding a solution to the demand collapsed last Wednesday, and as a result people are threatening to make the area uncontrollable.
They said government is failing to deliver proper services in Matatiele.
Community member, Siyabulela Nkosana warned government to stop ignoring people and told people to buy food and important items from town before Monday because the roads from Maluti to some rural areas will be closed.

“Government must stop spending money on gravelling the road, they must instead tar roads,” said Nkosana.
Schools and clinics will also be disrupted during the protest.

On July 24, the Hadernburg road outside Maluti was closed with burning tyres, rocks and a dead horse by people demanding better roads.
The SAPS said they would monitor the area to prevent people from vandalising property.

   

 

 

 

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