Makhura promises to invest in Bekkersdal

David Makhura assured Bekkersdal residents that govt will invest in local enterprises.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture:Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has promised community members in Bekkersdal that he will ensure his government invests in their area and supports local enterprises.

The township experienced a wave of violent service delivery protests in recent months with residents demanding better service delivery and sanitation.

Makhura joined residents at a Mandela Day event in the area yesterday to clean up the township.

He assured residents that government will support their businesses and even train them.

"I see many township enterprises and we must work with them to support them."