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Premier Mathabatha visits Phagameng Township

By Elvis Tshikhudo

Premier of Limpopo Mr Chupu Mathabatha recently met community of Phagameng in Modimolle Municipality to listen and solve their problems. Their problems include shortage of water, electricity, Municipality billing. The community also demands the resignation of the Mayor of Modimolle Ms Meisie Lekalakala and her Councilors with immediately.


The Premier Mr Mathabatha promised the community of Modimolle that they would receive water within four weeks time as agreed in the meeting with Magalies Water Board, Water and Sanitation,  Modimolle Municipality and the Residents Forum. He also indicate to them that he would come again in four weeks time to report the progress. He said that if water could not restored as agreed in their meeting there would be cosequencesto those affected. Regarding the problem of electricity billing, the Department of CoghSTA and Municipality would check all accounts and come with the solution.

Regarding  the resignation of the Mayor and Councilors, Premier Mathabatha said that he could  not commit himself as he needed to study the document of allegation that he was given by the Modimolle Residents Forum. He said there was a process to be followed, as they needed to do investigation on the matters. He told them that there were a process to be followed, and that if if it could be found that the allegations were true he would take steps . He said he did not have power to suspend or fire a person without following all necessary process.

Premier Mathabatha said  Modimolle community need water and, electricity it is their rights.