Several departments will work together to turn things around in Mangaung Municipality: Dlamini-Zuma

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The cash-strapped municipality was placed under national administration after a series of governance failures and financial mismanagement. Uncollected rubbish has become a common sight in most townships and surrounding towns with roads inaccessible due to potholes.
Speaking during the Presidential Imbizo at the Dr Petrus aMolemela Stadium in Mangaung earlier on Saturday afternoon, Dr Dlamini-Zuma said she would soon be back in Managung to ensure the city is returned to its former glory.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded what he says was a productive meeting with the residents of the Free State province.
The president and 24 of his Cabinet ministers have been in the province to interact with communities on their daily service delivery challenges.
President Ramaphosa says the meeting with residents will right the wrongs in their towns and cities.
“Roads are in a state of disrepair with uncollected rubbish being a common sight in most townships and surrounding towns. of its failures of is placed,” says Ramaphosa.

Mangaung residents demand more time with Ramaphosa

There were tense moments among some residents in Mangaung as they demanded more time to speak to President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Presidential Imbizo held in the Free State on Saturday.

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu had to intervene.

“You’re supposed to give the person who is deaf an opportunity to present and all we ask for is to have some order be a queue and not behave like this. We have one representative who wants to speak about issues of young people in terms of education,” says Zulu.

Unemployed social workers want permanent employment

A group of unemployed social workers have appealed to president Cyril Ramaphosa to help them to have permanent employment.

Amahle Nakasa says they don’t want internships only, but want to be employed full time .

“As Dlamini Zuma mentioned, there is a rife GBV (gender-based violence) in Bloemfontein. In fact, it’s second pandemic in South Africa as a whole. There is [a] problem with drugs and those require a social worker services. And social workers are there and unemployed. So all we are asking Mr President is that there must be enough allocation for funding of social workers on a permanent basis,” says Nakasa.