Sekhukhune District: As the fight against COVID-19 intensifies in the Province and around the globe, Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha was on the 09 April 2020 on behalf of Provincial Command Council, distributed food parcels to needy households, who could not be able to provide themselves due to lockdown and unemployment, at June Furse in Makhuduthamaga Municipality, Sekhukhune.
Mathabatha said, “We found out that the vulnerable of our communities are starting to suffer from not having basic food. The lockdown rules are very strict and should be adhered by everybody, including us as politicians.” Mathabatha thanked Polokwane Muslim Foundation and other donors for their intervention and urged others to come on board.
The Provincial Command Council continues with walk-about targeting hotspot including monitoring at shopping complex and to disinfect taxis at taxi rank at Jane Furse in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. In his conclusion, Mathabatha said, “this virus is teaching us a new way of doing things, and am persuaded that at the end of it all we will have changed the way we do things”.
MEC Nandi Ndalane accompanied the Premier on monitoring of compliance to lockdown rules at Jane Furse, Makhuduthamaga resulted with the arrest of drunk driving of motorist and trading without permits, among others.