GROBLERSDAL – Residents of Sekhukhune lambasted the office of the Presidency for its inability to send a representation to accept a memorandum during a peaceful march they embarked on in Groblersdal on Friday.
The residents marched to Sekhukhune District Municipality offices in Groblersdal to register their concerns over lack of water in the district.
They said they viewed the presidency’s failure to send a representative to the march as an insult to people who voted for “Thuma Mina”.
The residents said they thought that they were voting for a listening government, through the president, however, they were proved wrong by communication that showed the people of Sekhukhune a middle finger.
The marchers said as residents of the district they took a conscious decision embark on the march against lack and scarcity of water in Sekhukhune and that it was their conviction that lack and scarcity of water was the main problem.
According to residents that was said because lack and scarcity of water was due to lack of leadership in Sekhukhune District Municipality, the political leadership.
In a memorandum, they indicated that bulk water supply project which was intended to bring relief to the problem within communities is forever under construction, since 2006 to date when it was meant to be completed in 2011.
“It is now 2019, there is no single drop of water into the whole infrastructure into which billions were spent over years, read the memorandum.
They requested the office of the president to commission an investigation into the bulk water supply into which billions were spent and no single drop of water residents.