Free State Premier Ace Magashule says traditional leaders can assist in fighting crime in the province. Magashule was addressing traditional leaders and the community at the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in Thaba Nchu on Friday.
He said traditional leaders played a vital role in communities in helping people understand their culture and the role their ancestors had in the communities.
Magaushule says,” Interacting and working with traditional leaders, they can play a role in fighting crime, they can play a role in initiation schools. They can play a role in inculcating the African culture and customs to the young generation.”
Magashule also said traditional healers can play a critical role in encouraging community members to vote. He strongly encouraged them to take part in the upcoming municipal election in August this year.
– Lerato Sebe