Political parties urge Ramaphosa to secure roads for food, medical supplies

Political parties urge Ramaphosa to secure roads for food, medical supplies

Leaders of the various political parties in Parliament has urged President Ramaphosa to ensure that major transport routes are secured to allow fuel, food, medical supplies and other necessities to reach communities.

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 Ramaphosa held discussion with the leaders of political parties on Wednesday amid ongoing violence and looting in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

This as law enforcement agencies and some community leaders are continuing with attempts to quell the violence in the two provinces.

Thousands of people have looted malls and destroyed properties for a sixth consecutive day, disrupting the supply of services and goods and services to a complete halt.

The president’s spokesperson Tyrone Seale says political party leaders asked that the 9pm to 4am curfew be strictly enforced.

“The president also cautioned that several areas of the country may soon be running short of basic provisions following the extensive disruption of food, fuel and medicine supply chains.

The president noted the initiative taken by leaders of political parties to visit affected communities and said the presence of political leadership in communities at a time like this was welcome and necessary. Party leaders submitted that while political differences existed, the situation in the country demanded that South Africans come together to save lives and protect democracy.”


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