Standerton mayor’s post safe for now

2012-03-23 11:02

Standerton mayor Matshidiso Morajane’s position is safe for now, pending a decision by Mpumalanga ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC).

Premier David Mabuza last week Tuesday promised protesting community members from Sakhile township near Standerton that he would give them feedback on Morajane’s fate by Monday this week.

However, the PEC, which has powers to deploy or fire mayors, did not sit this week and Mabuza did not attend a meeting of the top five ANC officials on Monday – which was expected to deliberate on the matter.

The area’s SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) chairperson, Nicholas Selepe, said the organisation met Mabuza on the weekend and reached certain agreements that he could not disclose.

“We’re happy about the agreements but I won’t talk details. The issue of the mayor has to go to the PEC and we need to give them room to discuss,” Selepe said.

Two years ago, Morajane was at the forefront of community protests against Standerton’s then mayor, Julie Radebe-Khumalo.

She was among residents who forced Mabuza to sack Radebe-Khumalo and place the Lekwa local municipality under curatorship.

But now she has been accused by residents of turning against them when she assumed office.

Among the community’s allegations against Morajane are that she cosied up to the same irregularly employed managers she and others wanted dismissed two years ago.

Residents also allege that on Morajane’s watch, corruption has spiralled further out of control.

The Lekwa municipality received a disclaimer of opinion from Auditor-General Terence Nombembe in his 2010/11 report.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.