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DA wants co-operation on Pilgrim's Rest

2012-07-30 18:10

Johannesburg - The DA in Mpumalanga has called on the public works MEC to co-operate on the tender review process ordered by the court for Pilgrim's Rest, the party said on Monday.

"The DA calls on... MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu as well as department head Kgopane Mohlasedi to fully co-operate with legal proceedings relating to Pilgrim's Rest," Democratic Alliance MP Anthony Benadie said in a statement.

On July 25, the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of 13 business owners based in Pilgrim's Rest who applied for an urgent interdict preventing their eviction from their places of business by July 31.

The court granted the interim interdict and gave the applicants 31 days to launch a tender review application, from the date of receipt of all the necessary documentation from the department.

"The DA sincerely hopes that Mahlangu and departmental officials will fully comply with this ruling, and hand over all documentation pertaining to the matter sooner rather than later," said Benadie.

He said that department should not wilfully delay the review application by withholding information.

Comments
  • Henk - 2012-07-30 18:23

    And why must the racist Anc work with the only multiracial party in South Africa, why? These ANC imperialists answer to no one!

      Squeegee - 2012-07-30 18:29

      Transformation in Pilgrim's Rest = from gold diggers to gold thieves.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-30 18:31

    Good luck getting co-operation! All these clowns will do is yadda,yadda,yadda!

  • scarette1 - 2012-07-30 20:05

    Give away the place, who gives a damn Another story of somethingh that worked well, and got killed by some corrupt ANCmember who needs jobs for his sister, brother, cousin........ great grandfather etc....

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-07-30 22:45

    Honestly, the last time I was there (About 12 or so years ago) I was NOT impressed. Disgusted is more like it. Told myself I will never go there again. They changed it for the tourists and made it just another africanised informal village. It use to be so beautiful and a “must see”/”must stop at” on the way to Graskop place. Such a waist. Honestly, I don’t see the fuss. Let the government do to it what it has done to so many other little places. It no longer portrays its historical significance as it should in any case. Bring on the mud huts and kraal. Thank the lord for the internet, photos, writers, historical documents and archiving.

      oom.koos.7 - 2012-07-31 12:48

      I agree with Koos, burn the whole lot down and put up shacks..the end..!!

  • annerie.m.coetzee - 2012-07-31 08:58

    What a JOKE!!!! Where is all the Zulu ruins, Sotho ruins.....do you see us whites try and take it over...NO cause there is none!!!!! Let us look after our own heritage cause the blacks does not no how to look after their own!!!!!!!!!!!!

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