SMMEs in Mdantsane have shut down major construction sites in Mdantsane due to what they say are irregularities with BCM. Gorogang, Down Touch and Diphatse construction sites have seized operations and gates are closed.
Phumelele Phoswa, chairperson of Kwanele People’s Movement, a movement fighting for the rights of the community and SMMEs, said: “We want recognition as SMMEs. They must know municipality projects and be involved in their planning. We want BCM to stop recruiting outside companies who are looting resources. We want money for projects to be invested back into our communities.”
SAPS members have started flocking to Diphatse, where tyres are burning and gates are closed.