The newly-elected Modimolle-Mookgophong Traditional Health Practioners committee alongside officials from the Waterberg District Municipality.
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Traditional practitioners from across the Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality converged on Peter Nchabeleng Community Hall in Modimolle on Friday 13 April, to elect a leadership.
The structure was mandated to be the conduit between the sub-region’s tradiotional healers and the authorities.
The Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality was represented by Councillor Rufus Mahoro and officials from the communications department.
Waterberg District Municipality’s divisional manager for community participation, Simon Malowa, was in attendance.
The district municipality’s department’s HIV section head, Peter Kolobe, also graced the occasion.
In his address, Mahoro said it was important for the community of Modimolle-Mookgophong to recognise and acknowledge traditional practitioners, as they played an important role in society.
Waterberg Traditional Health Practitioners chairperson, Andries Mohatla, said the purpose of launching these sub-regional committees in all municipalities within the Waterberg District, was to enhance the working relationship between traditional practitioners and the government.
He said the committee serves as the mouthpiece of the traditional practitioners, to convey their needs and grievances to the highest level of authority.
Before the commencement of the committee elections, Limpopo Traditional Health Practitioners secretary Thomas Maluleka urged those who would be elected to serve with integrity and dedication.
Maluleka said they wanted people who would work relentlessly and tirelessly, by listening to their members’ needs and address them accordingly.
The provincial secretary said he will accompany the elected committee to formally meet the Modimolle-Mookgophong Mayor Marlene Van Staden, to build a working relationship in the interest of the local community.
The new committee comprises of chairperson, Nnowa Mohlala, his deputy, Grace Maake, Elsie Hlongwane (secretary), Pogiso Lebise (deputy secretary), Elisa Hlongwane (treasurer), and five additional members, namely William Mongwe, Violet Motileni, Patrick Chauke, Annah Pitsi and Margaret Matlou.
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