Govt bakkies destroyed by protesters

Three vehicles belonging road and transport department were torched during service delivery protest in Maluti near Matatiele on Tuesday.
Road and transport MEC Weziwe Tikana said: “The vehicles destroyed in the blaze are three bakkies, one - only a month-old, meant to transport workers and equipment as government works on fixing roads in villages within the municipality.Offices were also not spared from the blaze, causing a massive damage and dealing government a major blow in its drive to address the problem of roads in the area''.
The MEC has called on law enforcement to be firm in dealing with those responsible for the destruction and burning of government property…
Tikana, however, committed that her department will continue on its path to address the problem of roads in the province.
In the evening of Tuesday, Matatiele municipal spokesperson Olwethu Gwanya said: ''Situation is back to normal at Maluti this afternoon.
A group of angry protesters invaded the roads and transport department offices in Maluti, demanding answers on what the call “non-progress in the maintenance of roads by the department”...

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