When addressing the media recently, council chairperson, Mpho Morolong said they were starting to implement the by-law Act because residents of Mochudi and other villages were complaining about livestock that roamed the village streets.
“Kgatleng has land where people can take their livestock to. Within 22 Kgatleng villages, the council will collect every domestic animal seen going around the village and will be disposed of at the nearest kraals of the village,” he said. “This law has been discussed with the villagers before in Kgotla meetings and has been recently under inspection with the chief and headmen of this whole district.”
The chairperson said the law states that if the animals are collected, the owners can claim back their animals in less that seven days with a charge of P2, 000 and a payment of P10 per head per day.
land to be allocated to villagers, avoiding of conflicts between neighbours due to animals, cleaning of the village and most importantly animal control within the village. He asked the public to relocate their livestock to the cattle posts. On other issues, council chairperson expressed a concern over defaulters of Self Help Housing Agency (SHHA), which their debts amount to over P1-million.
Morolong said since inception in 2001, SHHA has benefited 1,524 people in Kgatleng. “The council would like to inform those who benefited to kindly pay back the money and if not, action will be taken against them in accordance to their contract. Kgatleng council is concerned with waste that is lying around the village,” he said. “We are worried that residents of Kgatleng district are not forth coming to register for waste collection of which it is P10 a month and P120 in a year. In a way to reduce unemployment, the council came up with an idea of giving tenders to residents to help with waste collection within every village in Kgatleng district.” He said only 4,982 yards have registered for waste collection, which is a small number compared with the number of people the district has.