Emfuleni Mayor Gift Moerane has lamented the skyrocketing Covid 19 fatalities in his municipal area.
Mayor Moerane who is also a man of God sent a touching message to Vaal Observer, acknowledging that his Municipality was the epicenter of Covid 19 infections in Sedibeng District.
“It is true my brother. We are the epicenter,” said Moerane who also revealed that 40 Emfuleni residents died of Coronavirus.
The Mayor was responding to Vaal Observer’s story today which exposed the stunning figures of Covid 19 infections in Emfuleni. The story went viral today on social media drawing hundreds of reactions from Vaal readers who called for action to be taken to curb the rapid infections.
Out of 64 Covid 19 fatalities in Sedibeng District which were released today by the Gauteng department of health, 40 of the victims are from Emfuleni.
Moerane expressed concern over the people’s relaxed attitude towards Covid 19.
“My worry is that there are still people who are ignoring the call to be safe. Already we have recorded 40 deaths in Emfuleni. Out of 5023 active cases in Sedibeng, Emfuleni claims 3867 of that lot.
The Mayor also mourned the risky township life-styles.
“The other worrying factor is that townships have been declared high risk areas,” said Moerane.
Emfuleni has the biggest and highest number of townships in Sedibeng which include Sharpeville, Bophelong, Boipatong, Evaton and Sebokeng.