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Protest over clinic and bridge

By Riot Hlatshwayo | Oct 20, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE community of Goromane near Hazyview has marched peacefully to the local police station to demand service delivery that includes the erection of a bridge and a clinic in the area.

Unlike other areas that saw violent protests in the province, the Goromane community marched without any incidents and handed over a memorandum to MEC for public works, roads and transport Clifford Mkansi on Friday.

In the memorandum, the community demand a bridge to help them cross over the Sabie River using vehicles when going to Hazyview, which is the closest town to them.

The community are also demanding a clinic and want the government to install water taps in all the houses.

After Mkansi received the memorandum, he promised he would interact with the relevant government structures to find a solution.

The community told Mkansi that they wanted a response to their demands before November 16.

It is the second time Mkansi has addressed an unhappy community. About three weeks ago, the Daanjtie community near Nelspruit took to the streets over lack of delivery. They burnt tyres along the streets and threw stones at the police who retaliated with rubber bullets.

The violence only stopped after Mkansi arrived to negotiate with the community.


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