Written By: Aphiwe Given Bunjwa
Protesters in Sterkspruit took to the streets to have their voices heard on Monday. This in a plea to bring back Home Affairs in the small town of Eastern Cape.
The protest, led by the Sterkspruit Civic association (SCA), happened after there were no agreements between locals and government officials concerning the reopening of the Home Affairs offices.
SCA announced an on-going shutdown on the previous week and said the shutdown will start Monday and will continue until Home Affairs offices are opened. Yesterday SCA spokesperson said that they had a meeting on Sunday with Councillors, but there was no agreement on whether Home Affairs will be opened.
“Since we met with the councillor and committee, we went into some interventions, the report that we have concerning Home Affairs, there hasn’t been a word yet that the offices will be opened anytime soon but they said that they had phone calls and a ‘mobile truck’ will be sent tomorrow.” He said.
He went on saying that the truck will be a stand by for Home Affairs during the time of discussion about opening the offices. “We are saying, we won’t talk anything with them.”
The SCA said the struggle continues and they will protest until the Premier of Eastern Cape Phumulo Masualle and his committee comes and address them and give answers.