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Protesters blockade the R81 road

Protesters blockade the R81 road

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By Angie Nkuna

The R81 road has been blockaded this morning following the community protest at Khani, Basani, Nwamankena and Makgakgapatse Villages in the outskirts of Giyani.

The disgruntled community members embarked on the early morning violent protest closing down R81 with tree branches and stones.

It’s alleged that the disgruntled community members are up in arms following the failure of the Greater Giyani Municipality (GGM) to appoint a contractor to construct a tar road since 2014/15 IDP Budget.

Our source alleged that the residents are pissed off with false misrepresentation by GGM newsletters that the gravel road D3157 linking Nwamankena Khani to Hlaneki Villages has been tared in municipal roads.

Motorists are advised to utilize alternative routes.

GGM spokesperson, Steven Mavunda wasn’t immediately reached for a comment.

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