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Municipalities to bear the cost of bussing people to Presidents inauguration

AfiForum Northern Cape are petitioning against municipalities bearing the cost of transporting people to the presidential inauguration.

AfriForum’s ‘Stop the Bus’ petition was handed to the provincial Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) calling for the department to refuse the presidential request for municipalities to bear the cost of bussing people to Pretoria next week.

The Presidency requested that municipalities from each province carry the cost to pus thousands of people to the inauguration which will be held at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

AfriForum coordinator in the Northern Cape, Lize-Marie Smit handed over the petition to the Coghsta head of of department Bafedile Lenkoe on Wednesday.