Dlodlo calls for calm in Coligny, Vuwani following violent protests
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has called for citizens to cooperate with government, saying strides are being made to deal with issues such as service delivery.
JOHANNESBURG – The Cabinet has called for calm and stability in places where unrest has been reported across the country, urging citizens to raise concerns through existing structures.
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has delivered a post Cabinet briefing in Pretoria.
She has referred to the recent unrest in Vuwani, Coligny and Lichtenburg, pleading with communities to put the wellbeing of their children first and allow schooling to continue.
Minister Dlodlo has spoken out against this week’s protests in Coligny and has urged the community to trust the police in its investigations.
“The Cabinet appeals to the Coligny community in the North West to stop violent protest and allow the South African Police Service to ensure that justice is served. Citizens are urged to raise their concerns through existing structures.”
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She has also condemned the recent uprising in Vuwani saying parents should not use their children as a bargaining tool.
“The business of school shutdown dampens the future for these children who are placed under additional stress. Actions that lead to schools being destroyed have no place in our democracy.”
Dlodlo has called for citizens to cooperate with government, saying strides are being made to deal with issues such as service delivery.
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)