Tuesday 27 November 2012
Water shortages, land claims and shortage of medication have topped the list of complaints that community members have conveyed to the Public Protector at Lehurutshe in the North West.
Thuli Madonsela is visiting the area as part of the 16 days of No Violence against Women and Children. She also used the opportunity and platform to inform the community on the work of her office and what processes they need to follow if they have complaints.
The community from various villages of the Lehurutshe area told the Public Protector that water is a serious challenge in their area. Some say they go for days without it, which is a great inconvenience and affects their day to day activities.
Other complaints that came through are the shortage of medication in the health facilities, and also complaints related to land.
Madonsela told the community that they can use the South African Constitution to address their concern without resorting to violence. She also revealed the statistic of violence against of women and children in the area.