Public Protector joins North West government in a bid to end Kopela village strike

Deputy Public Protector Adv. Kevin Malunga will on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, meet with community members of Kopela village outside Delareyville in the North West province.

Adv. Malunga will be accompanied by investigators from his Mafikeng office to facilitate a dialogue that would see the locals and the provincial government sit around the table and agree on the way forward to end the service delivery protest that has disrupted schools in the area. The investigation team will also register any allegations against officials by members of the community.

Deputy Public Protector Malunga said the aim of the meeting is to restore trust between the community and government and resolve the serious service delivery challenges that have plagued this community over the past three years.

Adv. Malunga also said his office’s presence is to further avail the services of the Public Protector as mandated by the constitution to be accessible to all persons and communities.

The North West provincial government will be represented by MEC for Education and Sport Development, Wendy Matsemela and MEC for Public Works and Transport. Somadoda Sambatha in a bid to end the strike that has seen schools disrupted in the area.

Three schools and a clinic have been torched as community members protested over lack of service delivery in the area.

The meeting will take place as follows:

Venue: Tribal office, Kopela village, North West provinceEnd
Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Time: 12:00

Tribal office, Kopela village, North West province

For more information, contact:
Ms. Kgalalelo Masibi
Public Protector South Africa
(012) 366 7006
079 507 0399
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Published Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015