Good evening, kindly be advised that all Municipal operations will return to normal tomorrow morning Friday 15 June 2018.
This follows after an engagement between Executive Mayor, Cllr Peter Lobese and the Community of Qolweni. As agreed during the engagement the unrest of recent days will stop and the Executive Mayor will report back to the community in seven days on the issues and demands that they have raised. Issues relating to a Clinic and a school for Qolweni will be referred to the relevant Provincial and National Departments.
We regret any inconvenience suffered for the duration of the unrest and appreciate all support from various quarters to assist Law Enforcement and Fire Department in delivering their task in trying times. Whilst the right to protest is acknowledged, it cannot be exercised by impeding on the rights of others. This includes respect for property and freedom of association. We will work very closely with the SAPS to identify and apprehend anyone who has been involved with criminal activity during the unrest or unlawful destruction of property.
Any progress with ongoing engagements with protesting communities will be duly communicated to all residents.
For Enquiries: Mr. Manfred Van Rooyen (Manager: Communications) – 044 501 3006Last published 04 February 2019