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News in brief - Date: 26 March 2020
Written by: Silas Nduvheni / Viewed: 603
With the announcement by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening about the nationwide lockdown, the mayor of Thulamela local municipality, Cllr Avhashoni Tshifhango, said that as the president of the country had said, they must observe, comply and shut down some of their services.
In an interview with Limpopo Mirror on Tuesday, Tshifhango said that essential services such as traffic officers, and community services, which include the cleaning of the town, and technical services, involving graders, would work as usual.
“We understand that some community members in rural areas will be holding funeral services and they will need their roads gravelled. We will deploy some EPWP workers to help clean our towns, such Tshilamba in Mutale, Malamulele and Thohoyandou town,” said Tshifhango.
Meanwhile, South Africa will enter a nationwide lock down for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, as part of efforts to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the country.