Task Team to deal with NW protests
15:02 Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Task Team to deal with NW protests | News Article
Rampant service delivery protests in the troubled North West forced the premier to establish a Provincial Executive Council (Exco) Task Team to inspect and deal with the demands of protestors.

This as 33 people have been arrested earlier this week during a service delivery protest that led to property being damaged in Mathibestad, which forms part of the Moretele Local Municipality.

The premier’s spokesperson, Vuyisele Ngesi, said the decision comes after these protests which often lead to the destruction and torching of public and private properties. Earlier this year, violent protests rocked the province and led to the resignation of the former Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Ngesi says the Task Team includes four MECs and is set to start immediately to interact with the various communities.

He adds that this interaction also includes other affected stakeholders to assist the government in finding lasting solutions to the problems facing those communities. The Task Team will be expected to provide a regular feedback on all its interventions to the Premier and Exco. The other three members are the MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Mpho Motlhabane, MEC for Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development, Wendy Nelson, as well as MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Fenny Gaolaolwe.

OFM News/Lucky Nkuyane

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