ANC sets up audit team in Malamulele

2015-02-03 17:24
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Johannesburg - A committee has been set up to determine the source of the unrest and violent protests in Malamulele, Limpopo, the ANC said on Tuesday.

ANC provincial secretary Knocks Seabi said the committee members needed to be approved by the provincial executive committee (PEC) before they could start their duties, a Sapa correspondent reported.

The audit was expected to be concluded before the end of the month.

It would check on progress regarding bettering the lives of the people in the township.

"We also commit ourselves to continue to ensure effective service delivery in all areas of that municipality," Seabi said.

Protesters have shut the town down in their demand for a separate municipality after complaints about poor service from Thulamela municipality.

The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) has already told them this would not happen.

Seabi was addressing reporters at a briefing held at Frans Mohlala House, the party's headquarters in Polokwane.

"Our commitment includes engaging with government to ensure that existing Thulamela municipality is strengthened to provide extensive municipal services," he said.

The ANC PEC in Limpopo met over the weekend to try to authenticate and analyse the dispute by residents who have claimed they are receiving inferior service.

On Friday, MDB chairperson, Jane Thupana announced that Malamulele would not be granted municipality status.

Protesters are challenging the MDB's decision, saying their submissions were undermined.

Meanwhile, police continue to keep a close watch on the township after three schools in the area were set alight.

A section of Malamulele High School was set alight on Monday night.

On Tuesday, another school in Gikana village, 30 to 40km from Malamulele, was torched while a third was set alight at the nearby Xikunda village.

While police have not confirmed that the fires were an arson attack, protest leaders have vowed not to retreat until their demands are met.

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