No criminal case Opened in Queen Modjadji 2.7 million monument vandalism


By Theodorah Waga Mawasha

MODJADJISKLOOF-There hasn’t been any case opened following the vandalism of the monument which was erected to keep the memory of the late rain queen, Makobo Modjadji, of Balobedu people in Modjadjiskloof.

This is according to the Modjadjiskloof police station communications officer, Sergeant Vincent Montsha. He however pointed out that, the police are aware of the incident but no case was brought forward

The monument that stands on both entry points of the small town was found egged and spray-painted “R2Mil TENDER in the morning of April 26.

A portrait of the late matriarch can be spotted on the monument from a mile away. The beautification project is one of a myriad of projects undertaken by Greater Letaba Municipality, to revamp Modjadjiskloof, formerly known as Duiwelskloof, situated on the outskirts, north of Tzaneen and was renamed Modjadjiskloof to honour the late rain queen.

The Beautification will cost the tax payer a hefty 2.7 million, is now a far cry of what it was intended to be.

Tzaneen voice contacted Greater Letaba Municipality communication officer, Lovers Maenetje to ascertain and unpack the work plan of the project

“The project is expected to last for eight months. Four months’ work on each entry point. The contractor, Lera 2 Trading, was mandated to test the soil, construct and install pillars, compacting, grass and tree planting, pillar painting, signage, branding and installation, sign board design and installation”. Maenetje stated in a statement.

The Greater Letaba Municipality did not give us any reason why a case is not opened, they indicated that the project will still continue as planned.


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