Madibeng put under administration

2014-02-11 09:12
A woman walks with children past a burning tyre following protests in Hebron. (Herman Verwey, Beeld)

A woman walks with children past a burning tyre following protests in Hebron. (Herman Verwey, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The Madibeng local municipality has been placed under provincial administration, North West Premier Thandi Modise said on Tuesday.

The municipality, which oversees services in Majakaneng, Mothutlung and Hebron was placed under administration by the provincial executive council on Monday.

The process could last between six months and a year.

"The provincial executive council has assumed the executive obligations and responsibilities as mandated to the Municipal Manager by Section 55 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 as well as the powers and functions allocated to the Executive Mayor in terms of Section 56 of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act and vests same in the administrator," Modise said in a statement.

She said the municipality was dysfunctional and had failed to fulfil its legislative obligations.

Blake Mosley-Lefatola, who is a former city manager of Tshwane would be heading the administration.

Violent protests

He was tasked with looking through the municipality's finances, improve service delivery and attend to labour issues amongst other things.

Modise called on Madibeng residents to not interrupt the intervention.

Angry residents protested several weeks ago following a water shortage in the area.

Four people died in Mothutlung, near Brits, during the violent protests.

In nearby Hebron, residents called for the resignation of their ward councillor amid service delivery protests.

They claimed the councillor neither listened to them nor addressed their grievances.

Last month Madibeng mayor Poppy Mangongwa and two other officials - chief whip Solly Malete and speaker Buti Makhongela resigned.

No reason was given for their resignations.
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