Mpumalanga govt working to ensure access to water

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Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni says the provincial government is working hard to ensure that all communities have easy access to water.

Mtshweni addressed people who attended the provincial Freedom Day celebrations held at KaMaqhekeza near the Mozambique-Swaziland border.

Mtshweni says as government, they are aware that some communities are still struggling to get clean drinking water after so many years of freedom.

Meanwhile, Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas has hailed Batswana Chiefs, Kgosi Jantjie, Kgosi Galeshewe and Kgosi Toto, as true freedom fighters.

Lucas was speaking at Freedom Day celebrations underway in Kuruman.

The three kings led the Batlharo and Batlhaping people during the Langeberg Rebellion of resistance in 1896-1897.

“We need to begin to give true recognition to Kgosi Toto, Kgosi Jantie and Kgosi Galeshewe those that were in the Langeberg resistance and today, we are going to unveil a plaque or a monument to give due recognition to these three Kgosis and in history, we can see that they were freedom fighters and people who really fought for the recognition of the Batlhaping and Batlharo.”


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