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Pile of blankets found at NC municipality raises eyebrows

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The community wants to know when the blankets, meant for the poor, would be handed over.

File picture: Henk Kruger / African News Agency (ANA)

A PILE of blankets, found stored in a kitchen at the Tsantsabane Local Municipality, have raised eyebrows among community members, who questioned when the blankets, meant for the poor, would be handed over.

The Tsantsabane Local Municipality confirmed on Tuesday that two batches of blankets were donated to the municipality by PMG and Sedibeng Mine on Thursday last week.

Tsantsabane municipal spokesperson Joseph Kekgopilwe assured residents that the blankets, which are intended for the needy, would be distributed accordingly.

He indicated that the municipality was still in the process of rolling out a formal Mandela Month programme for the distribution of the blankets.

According to Kekgopilwe, the finalisation of the programme with councillors was interrupted by the closure of the municipal building after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

“Storing of the blankets in the mayor’s office was a temporary measure. It is not possible to store over 200 blankets inside the mayor’s office forever,” he said.

Kekgopilwe added that there was a possibility that the local authority might prioritise the elderly, as was done in previous years.