Siyathemba residents make demands


The residents of Siyathemba embarked on a violent protest on 12 March to the management of the Dingleton resettlement project. The fuming protesters barricaded the roads with burning tires and stones. The community leaders and the residents held several meetings amongst themselves to find remedial action about the situation, to no avail. The inhabitants of Siyathemba therefore, agreed that they will have a peaceful demonstration to the civic center to hand over the memorandum to Kumba officials and Gamagara executives. The leaders called for the cooperation between the stakeholders to be strengthened to avoid any unnecessary altercations and tensions during the march.There were two different memorandums directed to both Kumba and the municipality. Kumba’s memorandum was received by Mr Teboho Sejake - Stake Holder Relations at the Dingleton Resettlement Project and Ms Dineo Moyo, the Mayor of the Gamagara municipality received the second memorandum. The lobbyists demanded that the stake-holders must provide the relevant answers in connection with the project.The memorandum entailed the outstanding allowance that must be paid to residents, compensation that must be paid in the trust that will benefit the community and de-tails about how much money is in the trust, details about  transport for learners, clarity on the title deeds, recreation centre, clinic, police station and the dismantling of the corrupt RWG (resettlement working group). Mr Sekaje vowed to consult with his team and find proper mechanisms to resolve the differences. He said that the memorandum is a well-drafted document and that they take it seriously. The responses to the memorandum will be delivered on 11 April 2017 at Siyathemba community hall. The mob disperse