Res­i­dents de­mand return of their light

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

RES­I­DENTS of Md­ede­fana Re­serve in Ing­wavuma took to the streets protest­ing since last Fri­day against the re­moval of the master light from the lo­cal sport field.

Res­i­dents have threat­ened to in­ten­sify their protest against Coun­cil­lor Ernest Vi­lane and lo­cal iNkosi Lubelo Mn­gomezulu if the two did not return the light.

Com­mu­nity leader Mbo­lile Mn­gomezulu said the light was in­stalled in 2013 on the sport ground to en­able lo­cal chil­dren to play into the night, but that was not hap­pen­ing.

‘We have met with Mayor Mabika to in­form him of the se­ri­ous­ness of this matter.’

Jozini Mayor De­lani Mabika said he was un­aware that the light was re­moved.

‘I had a meet­ing with iNkosi Mn­gomezulu be­fore the light was re­moved, dur­ing which he pro­posed that we should re­move the light and in­stall it be­tween the clinic and his home­stead since his house was set alight by un­known men.

‘I sug­gested to him that we would sub­mit the re­quest and in­cor­po­rate it into our In­te­grated De­vel­op­ment Plan (IDP), so that we can bud­get for it. It is clear that the com­mu­nity was not con­sulted,’ said Mabika.

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