19 days have passed since Kwandebele residents have been waiting outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria for the response by the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa. Flare FM interviewed secretary general, Nkosiyabo Mnguni regarding the submission of a memorandum to the Public Protector’s office, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday 01 October.
Mnguni explained that the aim of going to the Public Protector is to submit a memorandum which presents resident’s grievances. He added that the government promised that the project was going to resume. “The government has promised that there will be a rail. The people from parliament promised residents and we have all the proof. So that is why we want to go to the Public Protector’s office,” he said.
He further explained what is inside the memorandum. “What is inside the memorandum are resident’s grievances but what is more important is that the memorandum shows all the details on what happened since the presence of Jeff Radebe, S’bu Ndebele until Minister Fikile Mbalula, their promises, Jeff Radebe’s memorandum of understanding etc. The memorandum also shows that when an accident occurs, they talk about the Moloto Corridor and this is tangible evidence that we gathered from the government systems,” he explained.
He concluded by explaining that by submitting the memorandum, they hope that the Public Protector will investigate on the matter. “We have all the evidence needed. Even if you can go to PRASA and the Department of Transport what we are fighting for happened. Millions and millions were spent. The promises the president made. We want the Public Protector to gather findings and show that the government does not show any justice when it comes to the citizens of Kwandebele,” he said.