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Metsimaholo ends 16 days on a high note

 Metsimaholo Local Municipality celebrated the closing of 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse which was held at the Harry Gwala Multi Purpose Community Centre at Zamdela in Sasolburg yesterday. The event was graced by the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr. Brutus Mahlaku and the Council Whip, Cllr. Khabonina Makhoba and Members of the Mayoral Committee and Councillors.

 

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, SAPS, Department of Health, Department of Education and Child Welfare were also represented at the event which was attended by more than 300 community members.

Community Based Organisations were also present at this well attended event, mostly by women and children to come and listen to expect advice on issues of women and child abuse.

 “We need to mobilise everyone so that we can ensure that we win the fight women and child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse campaign should be a reminder to strengthen the message as we continue to stand against gender based violence,” said Mayor Mahlaku.

 

Mahlaku said he was happy that during the 16 days no woman or child was raped or killed within Metsimaholo.  “If 16 days can pass without a child or woman being abused, I am sure that we can make it for more 16 and then eventually with the whole year there will be no abuse,” said the outspoken Mayor.

 

Metsimaholo celebrates World Aids Day

More than 800 employees of Metsimaholo local municipality joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Aids Day at Sasolburg on Tuesday. The celebration started with a Walk of Hope of 4km and was followed with educational talks on the facts and myths on  HIV/AIDS.

Metsimaholo Cabinet Reshuffle

 

Metsimaholo Local Municipality has reshuffled its cabinet and introduced a new member of the mayoral committee during a council meeting on Wednesday. The announcement was made by the acting Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr. Nomsa Khubeka.

"Cllr. Thandi Soetsang who was our Council Whip was taken to serve at Fezile Dabi District Municipality by the African National Congress, leaving her position vacant. We then, elected Cllr. Khabonina Makhoba to be our new Council Whip,” said Cllr. Nomsa Khubeka.

Subsequent to the appointment of Cllr. Khabonina Makhoba as the Council Whip, her position as the MMC for Social Services became vacant which led to the introduction of Cllr. Nokuthula Mtshali, who is now the MMC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Health and Special Programmes. Wednesday’s announcement saw Cllr. Nokuthula Mtshali from Ward 10 being promoted.

“Cllr. Nkono Radebe who was the MMC for Special Programmes is now the new MMC for Corporate Services. Then Cllr. (Lebogang) Semonyo moved from Corporate Services to Social Services. The rest of the MMCs retained their portfolios. Meanwhile, the ANC in Fezile Dabi has welcomed the moves made by Metsimaholo Local Municipality. Speaking to the Regional Secretary of the ANC in Fezile Dabi, Moshe Tladi, indicated that collective leadership is very key at the municipality.

“Comrades must work together and must ensure that service delivery reach the end user, which is our people,” Tladi said. With 2016 as the local government election around the corner, Tladi said the ANC will continue to work hard for the people.