Sempe ‘spends her time at salon’

2016-02-17 06:00
UP IN ARMS: Residents of Mautse near Rosendal marched on Friday (12/02) to hand over a memorandum of grievances to the executive mayor of Dihlabeng. Photo: Tladi Moloi

UP IN ARMS: Residents of Mautse near Rosendal marched on Friday (12/02) to hand over a memorandum of grievances to the executive mayor of Dihlabeng. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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ROSENDAL. – Residents of Mautse near Rosendal have expressed their lack of confidence in their ward councillor, Modiehi Sempe.

This was stated in the memorandum of grievances marching community members submitted to the executive mayor of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Tjhetane Mofokeng.

About 350 people marched peacefully from the Mautse community hall to the municipal offices in town on Friday morning (12/02).

The angry community members has given the mayor two weeks to respond to their memorandum.

In their memorandum, they state that they have grown tired of their councillor’s lack of commitment to address their reasonable demands to improve the living conditions of people in Rosendal.

The memorandum further states that it is intolerable that after 22 years of democracy, the people of Rosendal are still trapped in deepening and protracted conditions of abject poverty and a high level of unemployment.

“She is not available to serve her constituency. She spends most of her time at the salon. We don’t want her to be our ward councillor anymore. We have written many letters to her, but she is not responsive to our letters,” the memorandum states.

Mosala Motantsi, community leader, said they were pleased that the executive mayor did show up to receive their memorandum.

However, he said that they were not pleased with the attendance of the march, as they expected more community members to take part.

The community also demanded the municipality to establish a brick-making factory, a cheese and yoghurt factory, a milling factory and a sewing factory to help more people with jobs.

Mofokeng received the memorandum and promised the community to give them a response after two weeks.

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