Irate Tonota residents walk out on Molebatsi

TONOTA: Residents of Tonota unceremoniously walked out of a Kgotla meeting on Wednesday while angrily clicking their tongues at the Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Oreditse Molebatsi who was trying to address them. The

Kgotla was left in chaos as the residents caused a hullabaloo that completely drowned out Molebatsi's voice as he tried to address them. This week, the ministry addressed Kgotla meetings in various areas in Zone 6 affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).

The Ministry of Agriculture, (MoA) recently took the decision to kill up to 30,000 small livestock in the zone, and the decision has been met with anger by the affected farmers.One of the people who walked out said he was angered by Molebatsi's announcement, adding that they excepted to be informed on restocking of their cattle that were killed in 2000 because of FMD. He said he was disappointed to hear the minister speaking only of more killing of their livestock, even before they are compensated for what happened in 2000. "We were expecting more out of this Kgotla meeting. This is not the issue they should be focusing on," he said.

Editor's Comment
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