Lamola told farm workers the local legal aid board offices were ready to deal with similar complaints. Ramaphosa told the gathering he was happy the matter was being attended to and hoped it would be resolved.
The president was in Mpumalanga to assess service delivery as part of the government’s district development model. He began his imbizo roadshow in North West in March, followed by the Free State in April.
The aim of the imbizo is to bridge the gap between the local, provincial and national governments and communities.
Regional ANC Youth League leader Mwakhe Magagula lambasted his organisation for treating its supporters like “foreigners”.
“We see a lot of things going wrong but we have become foreigners to the issues that are raised by these community members,” he told Ramaphosa.
“We see these situations but we do not attend to them. These people have voted for us but we are the same people that are running away from them.
“Everyone today wants to lead because there are loopholes that are in the organisation. If we can look after the people and provide service, we would not be running about like this today.”