Limpopo Coghsta MEC, Basikopo Makamu handed the second batch of vehicles to Senior Traditional Leaders on Tuesday. In November this year, Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha handed over 71 vehicles to other traditional leaders in Seshego outside Polokwane.

On Tuesday, Makamu handed over 19 vehicles to the second group as part of the government’s efforts to provide tools of trade to qualifying traditional leaders.

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The South African Legislation directs that the Department of CoGHSTA supply the provision of Enabling Resources. To ensure that traditional leaders can effectively deliver on the responsibilities tied to their positions.


“We said it when the premier was here that this was the first batch that was delivered. A total of 162 vehicles will be bought for traditional leaders,” said Makamu. 

MEC, Basikopo Makamu handed the second batch of vehicles to Limpopo Senior Traditional Leaders
Limpopo Coghsta MEC, Basikopo Makamu arriving in Seshego to hand over new vehicles

“It’s only now that almost 22 vehicles have been delivered. But 21 were in good condition or they have satisfied all the requirements. So we would not 10necessarily know the amount but we only know the cars that we have bought.

“We had R 55 million that has been budgeted for just to make sure that we deliver. We are saying we are handing these cars during the Christmas time in December but these are not Christmas presents. These are tools of trade.” 

Meanwhile, MEC Makamu will also hand over houses to two physically impaired and impoverished families in the Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality.

Charles Semono [37] and his wife who are both blind, live with their 13-year-old mentally ill child at a relative’s meager dwelling. Philemon Moela (44) and his wife live with their two children aged 2 and 7 in a one-roomed house.

MEC Makamu conducted a sod-turning ceremony on the two projects in October, with a promise to hand the houses over once complete to the families before the end of the year.