16 Years of Famine for the Saulpoort Dam Tragedy


- solomonstar.live | 6 months ago

DA Premier candidate, Andrew Louw, came together with families who lost loved ones in the Saulspoort Dam tragedy as well as at the Homevale gassing incident, to lay criminal charges against Sol Plaatje senior manager and former acting Municipal Manager, Ruth Sebolecwe on the morning of May day at the Transvaal road police station, now known as Phakamile Mabija street.

The DA believes that Sebolecwe has been withholding payments to families of deceased municipal workers, including the Saulspoort Dam victims and the Homevale 5, while a fund of over R66 million exists for this purpose within Sol Plaatje. The R66 million earns interest of R3 million a month which is suspected to be benefiting connected cadres.

“It is troubling that between seven and sixteen long years later, families have yet to find closure and continue to get the cold shoulder from Sol Plaatje Municipality, where their husbands and fathers worked for many years.

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