Mmemezi heckled in Khutsong

2012-06-20 13:53
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Johannesburg - Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi was heckled in Khutsong after calling Merafong a leading municipality, according to a report on Wednesday.

Mmemezi was booed on Tuesday for saying Merafong was "one of the municipalities in Gauteng making us proud", The Star reported.

He was speaking at a youth day event in Carletonville with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

"We know as Gauteng that many residents here are offered basic services like water, refuse removal and electricity," he reportedly said.

A large part of the crowd started shouting and booing. He was also booed when he took to the podium.
Madonsela had to step in and ask the crowd to listen to him.

Mmemezi has recently made headlines for his alleged misuse of government funds. This includes a claim that he allegedly used his departmental credit card to buy a R10 000 painting from a fast food restaurant in Silverton, Pretoria.

Madonsela urged young people to make time to understand how the government worked so they could exercise public power. This had to be done through partnerships with public institutions.

- SAPA
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