Mahikeng Local Municipality (MLM) mayor, Betty Diakanyo, members of the mayoral committee, the municipality’s municipal Manager, Thabo Mokoena and other senior officials responsible for the daily operations of the municipal entity must take residents of the provincial capital into their confidence and explain to them why some of them were continually alleged to be involved in the illegal sale of land under the care of the municipality.
Efforts by the North West provincial administration to intensify the fight against the worrisome ills of unemployment, poverty, hunger and poor education levels must be welcomed and applauded by all South Africans.
Any way South Africans look at it, the purchase of the New Age newspaper and the ANN7 television channel by former government spokesperson, Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi was always going to meet a mixture of different views, opinions and feelings of South Africans.
The expose’ by Mafikeng Mail of the North West government’s lack of movement in the delivery of housing projects in especially Mahikeng has prompted the National Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements to take action in ensuring that deserving residents are properly accommodated.
We hope that when taking the decision to ban ordinary citizens from exercising their constitutional right of choosing their preferred mode of transport when travelling from one destination to another in the country, MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Mpho Motlhabane and his administration gave the decision careful and thorough thought.