North West MEC for Heatlh is worried. MEC Madoda Sambatha spent the whole of Wednesday in Rustenburg checking Covid-19 compliance. The MEC surprised many residents in the Rustenburg CBD when he was on unannounced visits at various places. Scores of R350 Government’s Grant recipients got a tongue lashing from the MEC. The very same situation was seen at the Labour Department and Home Affairs Department. There were long queues with no social distancing and no sanitization. The MEC was not impressed. “If Government departments fail to follow Covid-19 protocols then we have a problem. People must be sanitized every 20 minutes. What we are seeing here is not right but we will engage all stakeholders and fix it,” said Sambatha.

The North West Department of Health led by MEC Sambatha was in Bojanala for an awareness and compliance campaign on COVID-19.

The MEC will started his campaign in Rustenburg at 09:00 in the morning and he was joined by the MMC for Health, the Municipal Health and COVID-19 Ward Based Team.

On Thursday, 14 January the campaign will cover Madibeng, also starting at 09:00 at the Sub-District offices, town, Letlhabile Complex, the shopping mall and later on in the day at Sibanye Mine.

The South African Police Services are part of these campaigns and as it has been the case with other towns, any non-compliant entity will be ordered to close its business to ensure prevention of the spread of the coronavirus.