We will meet residents over grievances, says new Madibeng mayor

2014-01-22 14:15

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The newly appointed mayor of the Madibeng Local Municipality has promised to visit angry residents in Hebron.

“As a new leadership, we will visit the community and interact with them,” Matshidiso Mangoathe said today.

She added that a meeting would be arranged with the ward councillor to see if she required help to address issues in the community.

“At the present moment we just need time to go through the memorandum and see how best to respond,” she said.

She was speaking to reporters after accepting a memorandum from residents of Hebron, which is near Ga-Rankuwa in Pretoria.

Residents have given the municipality 14 days to respond.

Among their demands was the sacking of their ward councillor, who they accused of flaunting her wealth instead of attending to their needs.

They accused her of “unacceptable misconduct and arrogance”.

“She publicly boasts of her wealth while addressing public gatherings,” community leader Samson Monama said.

“She does not address government issues.”

The residents wanted sporting facilities built in the township and collapsed bridges repaired.

“Roads are in a bad state. They are full of potholes.”

Street lights on Molefe Makinta highway no longer work, Monama said.

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