The MEC for the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KwaZulu-Natal Nomusa Dube-Ncube today, 12 June, intervened in a two week service delivery protest by the community of KwaNokweja and eMazabekweni in the uBuhlebezwe Local Municipality. Dube-Ncube’s intervention has ensured that this protest comes to an end.
The communities have been protesting the unavailability of clean water.
Dube-Ncube met with these communities to address their concerns and call for an end to this protest which has disrupted normal day to day life. “As the Provincial government we take concerns of our communities very seriously. We understand the concerns and the importance of service delivery. The implementation of the Nokweja Bulk Water Scheme project is important and we will be spending R40 Million towards this project. In the interim, while a service provider is being appointed, static water tanks will be installed within the community and strategic places and they will be filled by water tankers” said Dube-Ncube.
The MEC also condemned the violent character of much of the service delivery protests that take place within our Province. “We call upon our communities to never resort to violence in expressing their grievances. The disruption of normal day to day activities like schooling will never be tolerated by this government” continued Dube-Ncube.
The MEC also made an undertaking to come back and check the progress of the implementation of this project by the Harry Gwala District.
For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Msawakhe Mayisela, 060 966 4220
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