A mass funeral is currently underway in Fobeni Village for the victims of the Deerpark taxi accident which claimed the lives of six people. The six died on Monday after a head-on collision between two minibus taxis along the Deerpark road.
Deputy Minister of Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi said that ten people involved in the accident are still in hospital. She said Mopani District was now notorious for accidents that kill people in masses.
She said the department of transport was working of legislation to harshly deal with reckless driving and disregard for traffic laws.
Also in attendance are MEC for TRANSPORT, Dickson Masemola, Member of Parliament, Khensani Bilankulu, Mopani District Municipality, Executive Mayor, Pule Shai, Mayor Maripe Mangena and SAPS Cluster Commander, General Mathebula.
MUNICIPALITY HOLDS MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DEERPARK SIX
Mayor Maripe Mangena is currently attending a Memorial service at Mabapula chwene sports ground(Fobeni village). The memorial service is for six people who lost their lives in mini bus accident in Deerpark on Monday.
A mass funeral will be held for 4 of the six deceased on Sunday, 11 August 2019 at 06:30 at Mabapula Chwene Sports Ground (Fobeni village).
One victim will be burried tomorrow and another will be burried at Turfloop also on Saturday.
The Greater Tzaneen Municipality in partnership with Madiba Foundation hosted a fun run today, 9 August 2019 at Tickelyline Village.
Children, teenagers, parents, and pensioners from Tickeyline and surrounding participated in the run.
The fun walk was categorised in 5km, 10 km and 15 km.
Mayor Maripe Mangena joined the Walk along with fellow councillors and community leaders.
The idea behind the walk was to motivate learners to achieve "110%" pass rate.
The event also highlighted challenges faced by the youth as well as solutions.
2019 has brought dramatic changes to two families in Tickeyline Village outside of Tzaneen. The two families lived in squalor but that has since changed through the intervention of Greater Tzaneen Municipality mayor, Maripe Mangena as well as the Mopani District Municipality.
Mangena facilitated the construction of a house for Malakatha and Margeret Mokone. The elderly Mokone couple's house collapsed in 2008, and since then they have been living in a relative's house. Through Mangena's intervention the couple now have a three bed room house complete with lounge, a kitchen and an outside pit toilet complete with ramp. Margaret Mokone is wheelchair bound and sick. The toilet was built to meet her disability needs. The house was built through the intervention of the Mayor by Eternity Star Investment which is owned by local businessman Edwin Komane.
Just a street away from the Mokones, are the Modibas. The Modibas stayed in a single room shack with their four children, and just like the Mokones their long wait for a decent house has come to an abrupt end. The Modibas house was built through the intervention of Mopani District Municipality by Selby Construction which is owned by local businessman Selby Manthatha.
Receiving the keys from Mangena, Malakatha Mokone couldn't hide his excitement. Malakatha said that that the structure they lived in could have collapsed anytime just like their previous house. He said since his wife is disable it would be difficult for her to escape if the house collapsed. Malakatha also urged the mayor help other families who need houses.