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DPSA Deputy Minister continues three-day assessment in KZN

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The DPSA Deputy Minister is on the ground in uMgungundlovu, KZN to engage with district leadership and stakeholders, as well as lead the clean-up campaign in the aftermath of the unrest.

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) issued a statement on Wednesday, 21 July 2021, speaking on Deputy Minister Sindiswa Chikunga’s engagements in uMgungundlovu, also known as Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Chikunga is visiting the district for three days, as it was amongst the most affected by the violent protests last week, plummeting local economies to a halt.

Chikunga assured the public of the government’s commitment to working with farmers in rebuilding the local economy. The DPSA stated that Chikunga has been in KZN to assess the damages caused by the violent protests. Chikunga, as the National Chairperson of the Mgungundlovu District, is on the ground from Tuesday, 20 July to Thursday, 22 July 2021, to lead the clean-up campaign, assess service delivery points, and engage with district leadership and stakeholders comprising the business sector, farmer and civil society groups.

According to the DPSA, this is in efforts to map out a recovery plan for the infrastructure and local economy destroyed during the mayhem. The department further stated that on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, Chikunga was in the uMngeni and Mpofana municipalities, and that the deputy minister had noted the government’s concerns on food security in the province.

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