SEKHUKHUNE – Stanley Ramaila, Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, recently visited the Jane Furse Plaza to encourage shoppers to observe social distancing as they queued to buy groceries.
This as the nationwide lockdown continues, with the aim to curb the spread of COVID-19, which stood at over 1300 cases, when President Cyril Ramaphosa once again addressed South Africans on the fourth day of the lockdown on Monday 30 March 2020.
Ramaila joint by Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Mayor, Minah Bahula, encouraged residents not to rush to supermarkets as the businesses would remain open for the duration of the lockdown period.
Ramaila commended the police for taking decisive action against some residents who had insisted on holding weddings during the lockdown period.
The Executive Mayor further requested some retailers to stop selling cigarettes to shoppers because the latter were likely to spread Coronavirus, especially if shared among smokers.
Meanwhile, Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha visited Philadelphia Hospital in Dennilton outside Groblersdal on Tuesday as a convergence point subsequent to his visits to surrounding areas as part of the ongoing monitoring programme of government in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The areas were Dennilton Taxi Rank, Elandsdoorin Shopping Complex, Leeuwfontein, Moganyaka, Motetema and Tafelkop payout points.
The Premier was accompanied by Members of his Executive Committee, South African Police Service (Saps) as well as South African National Defence Force (SANDF) managements.