By Mabasa Vircent
Photo of President Cyril Ramaphosa during the ANC manifesto launch in Thohoyandou stadium
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised Giyani residents that 91 villages will receive water. The President was speaking this during the Limpopo ANC 107 year’scelebration held in Thohoyandou stadium on Saturday.
President Ramaphosa expressed some concern about how the multi-million rand tender project that was given a tender to provide water in the area failed.
“I’m aware that there are 89 villages that are still without water in Giyani. As we go forward we will make sure that we resolve the water crisis in Giyani areas. Provision of water will be given a priority,” he said.
He also indicted that he was working on rooting out corruptions where it manifested itself, be it on the public or private sector.
President Ramaphosa also applauded ANC Limpopo led by Premier and Provincial chairperson Stanley Chupu Mathabatha for taking action against officials linked to the VBS Mutual Bank Scandal which was public fund.
He said that ANC veterans during the meeting told him that the money should be returned so that beneficiaries especially the grannies should get their monies.
“I want to thank the Premier Stanley Mathabatha for putting aside all official of the organization linked with the collapse of the VBS. This is the right step in the direction for the party,” said President Ramaphosa.
Premier Stanley Mathabatha said forensic investigation has been instituted to probe what had led to the looting of the public funds at the bank. SANCO, COSATU, and SACP in the province urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove those ANC officials who are linked to the VBS collapse, to be removed from the parties list of candidates who will go to the provincial legislature after the elections.
“As COSATU we urge the ANC to deal with all those who are found implicated to the collapse of the VBS Mutual bank. They must be permanently removed from all ANC lists. We also condemn the recent of political killings that has been taking place in Vhembe region where two COSATU leaders whom was affiliated with SAMWU were killed,” said by the Premier Mathabatha.
Ramaphosa also visited the families of stained SAMWU leaders Ronnie Mani and ThampsonTshililo who was working at Vhembe district Municipality.