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The newly appointed executive mayor of the Sekhukhune district municipality in Limpopo, David Mohabe, has won the hearts of local residents after unveiling plans to fight cholera and unemployment.
Mohabe announced that the district had set aside R18,6million to fight cholera in the area and a further R127million for the construction of pipelines to supply clean water to all residents.
He said there were also labour-intensive projects lined up in the construction business where young and middle-aged people would get jobs.
He said the Steelpoort sewerage plant and the Mampuri water pipes connection had been completed to deliver clean water to the villagers.
Mohabe said the regions would also kick-start the construction of a 30km pipeline worth R127million, which will be officially launched by the national minister of water and forestry on Friday, in line with the celebrations of Water Week.
The pipelines, expected to supply 165000 families with clean water, would stretch from GaMalekane in the greater Tubatse municipality to Jane Furse in the Makhuduthamaga municipality.
Soon after his acceptance speech, Mohabe, who is also regional chairperson for the ANC, joined provincial chairperson Cassel Mathale at Ga-Mampuru to donate a borehole and a tank to the village.