Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

18 April 2022

Members of Tshwane Bahlali Dudula movement gathered to discuss the future of the dudula movement in the Tshwane region to benefit community members who live within its region.

David Ratladi, Chairperson of Tshwane Bahlali Dudula residents said at the meeting held at Soshanguve Block BB library on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, the aim was to strategise on the way forward with developments within Tshwane townships as they haven’t had any positive outcome and no feedback on the last dudula march which occurred at the industrial hub of Rosslyn, Tshwane.

“We are here to strategise and to have a way forward on what needs to be done to reach the needs of the residents of Tshwane,” said Ratladi.

They also started the movement due to various problems they have encountered since the march back in March which include lack of feedback, lack of developments and certain members within the movement withholding information.

“We have not heard the feedback from the march we had at Rosslyn, there’s no development whatsoever, there are certain individuals withholding information from us, that’s why Tshwane Bahlali Dudula has been established to rather engage with people on the ground,” Ratladi said.

They plan to engage with all human resource managers, all peace keeping government departments within the Tshwane region to address the issue of crime and unemployment.

“Tshwane Bahlali Dudula movement is different from this other dudulas because it does not belong to the leadership, we lead from behind, everybody is a leader in this movement and we plan to improve the standard of living of Tshwananians.

“We are prepared to say that Batho Pele principles must apply, we must be informed about all the posts they have at all factories, so that we can be transparent with members of the community.  

They plan to start from scratch starting with organising their own march which will take place on the 9th of May 2022.