The Limpopo provincial Government held a mass meeting at the local sports ground on Thursday 13th june 2019, where government delegates committed to resolving the issue of tar road.
Limpopo MEC for Education Polly Boshielo together with MEC for Public works, roads and Infrastructure Monica Mochadi and MEC for Transport and community safety, Namane Dickson Masemola addressed the community members of Madishaditoro in Zebediela but no agreement was reached.
Residents of Madishaditoro are adamant that the 7 schools that were shut down as a result of protest will only be reopen when 28 protesting residents are released from police custody.
This has resulted in learners not going to school since April and some residents being arrested for malicious damage to property after they allegedly dug a hole on a road.
Boshielo said the catch up programmes will take place at a school in Madishaditoro, pending engagements with residents who want a tar road.
MEC Masemola have committed to resolving the issue where residents are demanding a tar road.
He has urged residents to allow MEC for public works, road and infrastructure Monica Mochadi to relook current road projects and the available budget.
“The Limpopo government has no jurisdiction over court matters and we cannot make decisions on the arrest of 28 residents. We will engage with traditional leaders and other stakeholder to help find an amicable solution,” said Masemola.