Community thanks MaP through march

2015-10-21 06:00
SOME of the people from the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality who believe that Vusi Tshabalala, the executive mayor, has done a good job since he became the mayor.

Nkareng Moloi

SOME of the people from the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality who believe that Vusi Tshabalala, the executive mayor, has done a good job since he became the mayor. Photo: Nkareng Moloi

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – About 250 community members from the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality participated in what they called “a thank you march” on Wednesday (14/10).

The march was to say thank you to the executive mayor, Vusimuzi Tshabalala, for bringing changes within the municipality.

The members marched from the Phuthaditjhaba Hall to the municipal offices at the Setsing Shopping Complex to hand over their memorandum full of praise.

It was a first for the municipality to receive a memorandum of this nature, as most of the time, it would be a memorandum of grievances.

Thabang Nolonolo, one of the march organisers, said it was high time that people from Maluti-a-Phofung appreciate the good things.

“We came here to show support to our mayor. We witnessed great things that he did in a short space of time.

“We knew that showing appreciation would give him strength to do even better things.

“We are pleased with the work he is doing. We do not want to wait before telling him that,” he said.

Nolonolo said an example of one of the things that the mayor has done, is the building of the multi-purpose hall in Phuthaditjhaba.

He added that the roads have been paved or tarred in both Phuthaditjhaba and Namahadi.

The memorandum was received by the acting mayor, Masetjhaba Lakaje.

Meanwhile, the police had to protect those marching, since some of the people who were against the march, wanted to come closer to the municipality building to interrupt the march.

Mpho Skosana, one of the workers at the municipality, said they were not happy with the fact that some people have been employed on a temporary basis for longer than three years.

“That is against the law,” Skosana said.

“We have a constitution.

“We, the workers, should be the first to congratulate the mayor if he is as good as they claim.”

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