THE SPEECH OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR ON THE OCASSION OF THE TABLING OF IDP REVIEW 2017/18, THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 2018/19 MEDIUM TERM REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FRAMEWORK, BUDGET POLICIES AND PROPOSED TARIFF INCREASES FOR 2018/19

28 MARCH 2018

Honourable Speaker

Members of the Mayoral Committee

Honourable Councillors

Municipal Manager

Executive Directors

Officials

Members of the Media

Community members

Let me greet you this afternoon.

This month is dedicated to the celebration of Human rights as per the South African Calendar of events. The events of March 21 of 1960 in Sharpeville serve as a stark reminder to all of us of the dark and regrettable past from which we have emerged. It is on this day that between 5 000 and 7 000 protestors marched against the repressive pass laws. This peaceful march was received with violence by the South African Police who unleashed bullets at an unarmed and defenceless people.

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