Unemployment march peaceful


Leoni Kruger
LEPHALALE — The Marapong Unemployment Forum (MUF) held an organised march to Eskom Medupi on Thursday 22 September to hand over a memorandum with grievances about unemployment in Marapong, to a representative of Eskom.
Approximately 400 people took part in the march which started around 10:00 from the Spar in Marapong, to the main gate at Medupi. Police enforcement were present but everything proceeded peacefully.
At 13:00 the memorandum was handed over by a representative of the MUF, Thabo Ralewela, to Mmusa Langa, a senior advisor at Eskom.
Mogol Post spoke to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, about the procedure followed during the march and he thanks everyone, from both sides, for good behaviour and cooperation.
W.O. Mokoena says they often experience problems with organised marches when the people involved do not attend the Section 4 meeting where all the do’s and don’ts are discussed, but they attend the march and they don’t know the rules.
In this instance the correct procedure was followed and they honoured the rules and regulations. He also thanked Eskom for making a worthy representative available to receive the memorandum. “I want to thank them for that” he said.
No cases relating to the march were opened at Lephalale Police.

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