Metro status to be discussed after local government elections next year

2015-04-30 14:30

THE Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) will look into whether Pietermaritzburg can become a metro after the 2016 local government elections.

At a recent full council meeting, Msunduzi municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said: “They will conduct their own public hearing and they will then make a ruling on the matter.

“We have made our own submission.

“It’s up to the board to make their own decision.

“The Demarcation Board has come back and said that the category A status of the Msunduzi­ will be considered after the 2016 local government elections and they will not consider that at this point in time.

“That means that the status quo remains. Msunduzi will be Msunduzi and the other municipalities will remain what they are with the exception of Mpofana which will form part of uMngeni Municipality,” said Nkosi

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