From page 1 Battle over office space continues

2017-03-16 06:03

Residents took to the streets last month claiming Ndzimbomvu “hijacked” a community centre and used it to suit his political agenda. However, Ndzimbomvu denied the allegations.

Ward councillor Geoff Pullan accused the office of the speaker of dragging their feet on the matter.

In his email sent to the office of the speaker he said: “On February 3, the Waterloo community marched to the Waterloo community buildings to hand over a memorandum to Desmond Myeza, for your attention.

“Desmond said that it would take two weeks for you to come back to the community. Two weeks are up. The community has for some time, in fact since the August elections, requested that community activities be accommodated here [centre]. As the two ward councillors covering Waterloo, we have repeatedly asked the councillor [Ndizmbomvu] occupying the centre to allow a portion of the building to be used for community meetings in line with our city’s service delivery initiative.”

eThekwini speaker William Mapena said it might take longer to respond to the memorandum.

“My investigation has revealed that community activities are indeed accommodated at the centre. There are at least three councillors, a sewing co-operative, a community business initiative and a taxi association using the centre. I am advised there are actually a number of other facilities in the greater Waterloo that can be used as meeting venues other than the one in question.”

 

 

 

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