Minister for Co-operative Government Must Intervene in Thakukhanya Residents Protest

15 May 2013    


The on-going community protest in Thandukukhanyatownship in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga shows that national government intervention is urgently required.


IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP, said "During the protest in Zamdela, the Minister of Co-operative Governance intervened and now he should intervene once more, failing which this matter will not be resolved. Residents are protesting over poor basic service delivery from Mkhondo Municipality which they say has prevailed for more than three years now without redress or intervention from the Mpumalanga Provincial Government."


"This begs the question of what the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Simon Skhosana is doing to make Mkhondo Municipality accountable for failing to deliver services to the people. Municipal Management who fail in the performance of their allotted duties must vacate their positions and competent individuals must be appointed," said Smith.


The IFP calls on the NCOP and Mpumalanga Premier to urgently intervene in addressing the failure of service delivery to residents in the Mkhondo Municipal area. We further feel that Mkhondo Municipality should be placed immediately under administration.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

Mr.Peter Smith MP, 083 299 9687


IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675