The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality can confirm that petrol bombs were thrown at the District Head Office situated at the corner of Dr Nelson Mandela Driveway and Upington 26 Driveway on the night of the 26th March 2021.

The building was guarded by security officials who immediately alerted the police. We thank our South African Police Service for their fast response which aided in stabilizing the situation. A case of malicious damage to property was opened and the Police are investigating the incident. We are grateful that none of our officials got injured during the incident and only minimal damage was caused on the balcony. The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality condemns any form of violence and lawlessness and will not tolerate malicious damage to government properties intended for use by the community. We are committed to supporting the South African Police Service to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.


The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality can confirm that the Speaker of the District Municipality has resigned both as Speaker and Councillor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.

We confirm that the District Speaker, Mr. Moses Lebona Moalosi tendered his letter of resignation to the Office of the Executive Mayor on the 5th of March 2021. During a Virtual Special Council Meeting held on the 5th of March 2021, having declared a quorum of the meeting, the resignation of the Speaker was tabled and Council accepted the resignation of Mr. Moses Lebona Moalosi both as Speaker and Councillor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.

The vacant position of the Councillor will be submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for further handling. The Councillor was a Direct Elected Councillor therefore no election will be held in this regard.

Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Movement to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 and Amended Regulations

Following the decision of Cabinet, and upon recommendation of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma designated under section 3 and 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), gazetted the notice to move to the country to Alert Level 1 with effect from 01 March 2021 and gazetted amendments to directions relating to alert level 1.

The Classification of the Regulations is amended. All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area, alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections that could lead to that district being declared a hotspot. Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must operate within the Alert Level 1 regulations as gazetted. Every person is confined to observe curfew time from 00H00 until 04H00 daily unless a person has a permit. It is important to note that even as the country moves to Alert level 1 and economic activities increasing, a ‘face mask’ means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth still remain mandatory.

Attendance of a funeral is limited to 100 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and all persons maintaining a distance of one and a half metres from each other. Night vigils or after-funeral gatherings, including “after-tears”, gatherings are not allowed. All people attending gatherings should endeavour to limit exposure to COVID-19 by adhering to all protocols and regulations. The 20 land borders which are fully operational, will remain as such and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed. Minister Dlamini Zuma calls on citizens to observe all the necessary Covid-19 health protocols and remaining restrictions to avert possible resurgence.


You can download the full gazette:

Regulations Alert Level 1_44201_28-2_Cogta

SA Placed on Alert Level 1-28.02.2021-Website

South Africa placed on Alert Level 1

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