Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha joined together by the MECs, Mopani Executive Mayor Cllr Pule Shayi, Ba-Phalaborwa Mayor Cllr Merriam Makati and Provincial Commissioner Thembi Hadebe visited Ba-Phalaborwa Local Manucipality in Limpopo today the 22nd July 2021 to monitor peace and stability.
Premier visited Namakgale Plaza and Namakgale Taxi Rank. During the monitoring process, he interacted with Taxi Association, commuters and members of the community. His address entails that, the taxi owners played a huge role as champion stakeholders and active participants following the vow they made during the past weeks in protecting the Polokwane CBD against looting and unrest.
“We also thank other stakeholders that participated, the church organizations and independent churches of saying no to looting, they also participated in covid-19 global pandemic, we need to support them. Again the government is with us together with the police, security forces adhere us, mayors and councilors, then this civil society will have developments”, Premier Mathabatha announces.
The message of support from the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) representative Lesiba Nyoepe at Namakgale Taxi Rank informed that they vowed to help protect the mall from looting and requested attention from the SAPS, assisting them in adhering to covid-19 regulations, taxi association took steps in protecting their passengers from pandemic and countries unrest.
Based on the released covid-19 infections statistics in the Limpopo province, the Premier furthermore outlined that the public and community must dedicate themselves to fight this pandemic and all this can be achieved when people are disciplined and the virus does not move but people move it. Also he is impressed with Namakgale taxi association and major transportations for being in the forefront of fighting corona virus pandemic.
In conclusion of Premiers visit to monitor compliance, peace and stability says the province will be hosting a Mining Indaba to address amongst other unemployment.