Giyani shutdown temporarily suspended

The service delivery Giyani mass action that rendered the town shutdown when community members protested against Eskom’s load reduction programme has been temporarily suspended until Monday when a meeting to discuss the issue resumes.

All roads leading to town from D1, F and E sections were closed with dibris and other matter making it impossible for vehicles, including buses and taxes to ferry people to town. However, in the afternoon some of the dibris on the roads had been removed .Greater Giyani Local Municipality spokesperson Steve Mabunda said the decision to suspend the shutdown had been arrived at following a meeting of all stakeholders led by the mayor Thandi Zitha. “The meeting led by the mayor, accompanied by Giyani police station commander Colonel Serakwane and councillor GA Maluleke, who heads the water, sanitation and electricity portfolio at the municipality agreed with other stakeholders agreed to suspend the shutdown until another meeting is held on Monday,” said Mabunda. However, The Village could not get comments from other stakeholders. This is a developing story

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