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Toilet saga: Mayor's husband a sub-contractor

2011-05-12 19:12

Bloemfontein - The African National Congress in the Free State said Moqhaka mayor Mantebu Mokgosi had informed them that her husband’s company was a sub-contractor in the Viljoenskroon open toilet matter.

Free State ANC secretary Sibongile Besani said the provincial executive had decided to handle the matter on a political and not on an individual level.

Mokgosi and various other Free State mayors were present at the ANC media briefing in Bloemfontein. Mokgosi was not asked to answer questions on the toilet matter.

The ANC was treating the mayors to a breakfast to congratulate them for work well done in municipalities before the May 18 local government elections.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called for heads to roll over the matter during a recent visit to the Rammulotsi township, near Viljoenskroon, in the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality.

An estimated 1 600 toilets, built under a government infrastructure project, were believed to have been left unenclosed in the township.

Besani said the Free State government had since stepped in and asked three contractors to start enclosing the open toilets.

"We want this badness to go away," he said, adding that the plan was to close 150 open toilets a day to remove the "dent" in the ANC name.

It was estimated that the task would take more than a month.

Asked about service delivery problems, Besani said the ANC had a plan for local government.

Answering questions on community allegations of corrupt municipal officials and public representatives, he said the ANC would look at "putting in place cadreship and public representatives" that were more people orientated.

He said those mayors to represent the ANC after next week’s local government elections, should also know by now that they would be held accountable by the ANC and the provincial government.

Comments
  • BrokenLink - 2011-05-12 19:26

    "We want this badness to go away," he said, adding that the plan was to close 150 open toilets a day to remove the "dent" in the ANC name. It was estimated that the task would take more than a month. 150 toilets per day....for a 20 day work month..... = 3000 toilets. But then you have to take into account that multiplication was not covered in gr3 math, which is about the highest combined qualification in the ANC.

      Valis - 2011-05-12 20:13

      Hahahahahaha! I fell off my chair reading this. :D Oh, and the three contractors, who are they relatives of in the ANC-run municipality?

      DandyLion - 2011-05-13 09:22

      Yeah, was wondering about their maths as well. Then again, they only know how to count when it comes to stealing from tax payers...

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-12 19:26

    dont they feel like real turds

  • Benzo - 2011-05-12 19:27

    "putting in place cadreship and public representatives......." Exciting news. Pity that the "cadre ship" has been sinking for some time. Public representatives?? Was this not what all the noise was all about causing people to go register "independent" nominees?? Please pull the other one.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-05-12 19:31

    Sounds like normal ANC. The "badness" is not that the people were done in. It is that the ANC got found out. The "badness" will continue as long as the ANC is involved with government.

      thinker - 2011-05-12 20:24

      Here is a good case for the ANC to prove that they are serious to ACT against corrupt officials. Lets see (those who awarded the contracts and contracters) taken to a court of law as this is NOT an internal ANC story.

  • jkoorts - 2011-05-12 19:32

    " should also know by now that they would be held accountable" Cause if you dont know by now you will never know.

      edvermaak - 2011-05-12 20:41

      "Accountable" in ANC lingo means "how much of what I have stolen do I get to keep".

  • Slapper - 2011-05-12 19:34

    Scrambling to make the whole thing go away. Typical ANC crisis Management. They cause the crisis in the first place and then Panic when the SHIT hits the fan, in this case, literally.

  • Rupesh - 2011-05-12 19:37

    Bwahaha let me say that again Bwahaha.

      maseratifitt - 2011-05-12 19:48

      Let's try again. This time, with feeling.

  • gizzy - 2011-05-12 19:38

    Don't you just love these buffoons!!!!!! So the toilet saga was all in the family!

      Warren - 2011-05-12 20:34

      Whay's the bet if they investigate a little more, it will be revealed that the husband was paid in full 8 years ago (maybe even double)?

      Notuagain - 2011-05-12 22:01

      Yep, so much for 'heads rolling', he took her out for breakfast to congratulate her for a job well done? lol

  • Lisa - 2011-05-12 19:40

    so is the ANC saying that there are 3000 toilets which are not enclosed? the ANC is treating the mayors to a breakfast (more taxpayers money)to thank them for work well done. Toilets not enclosed for 8 years is work very well done. something to be proud of!!!

      Cejewe - 2011-05-12 20:02

      Waar gaan die dik gevrete mayors toilet?

      p123 - 2011-05-12 20:12

      F&*k the ANC is all I can say these days...

      Warren - 2011-05-12 20:38

      @ p123: It's about time, they've been saying that to you for the last 17 years!

  • Bewildered - 2011-05-12 19:41

    It certainly doesn't smell of roses...

  • Lennox - 2011-05-12 19:43

    "We want this badness to go away".......meaning the fowl smell coming from the open toilets?.

  • Mannie777 - 2011-05-12 19:50

    Tenders to family and friends ... @ANC enough is anough! Stop lining your own pockets with taxpayer money!

  • helldriver - 2011-05-12 19:52

    open toetswould have been avoided had they started building open showers for those taking showers after having s* or Ra****

  • djg - 2011-05-12 19:54

    what is a "badness"...how pathetic...they are spokespeople for a political party and cannot even speak properly........"badness se gat!"

      maseratifitt - 2011-05-12 21:10

      I think he did pretty good. Badness is better than worseness.

  • djg - 2011-05-12 19:55

    what a kak story from a kak party

  • Trevor - 2011-05-12 19:57

    Typical ANC...same problem in PE with NMMM...Faku and friends...this the TRUE ANC...but just mention race and well...they get the support...

  • Charles N - 2011-05-12 20:04

    It takes an election before the corruption is dealt with on the side. Are the people really happy to wait another 4 years before their next issues are dealt with?!?!?!?

  • Zacharia - 2011-05-12 20:07

    it si still a question,since 1994 people are still suffering no job toilet and water,now that ist election time everything is shifted to 'after election rain will fall.those who were lucky to be in the front after 1994,am telling you the got all in life.lets vote for = votes.ANC 50 50with DA

  • peace_piece - 2011-05-12 20:14

    "Will be held accountable" Hahahaha, just like the current ones are! NO! enough is enough! You were given a huge responsibility and you are acting without any sense of responsibility. You are the parents of the kid that was raped and killed while you never noticed that she was gone until it was dark. That kid represents the citizens of South Africa. Now after the fact, you say "it's no problem - there are many were she came from" You do not deserve to be parents!

  • FinalJustice - 2011-05-12 20:16

    Well, well: so the little can of worms that the 'ruling party' tried to open up in the W.Cape turned out to be a little bit more smelly than what they bargained it for!

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-12 20:33

    "A breakfast...Congratulating them for work WELL done" OMF. Now I have heard it all.

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-12 20:43

    BESANI, W T F is the plan? You promised that a the last election.

  • 50something - 2011-05-12 20:44

    Closing 150 toilets per day! watch out ,here comes another F up

      prsephton - 2011-05-12 21:40

      They'll pay someone else to do it- with your tax

  • Warren - 2011-05-12 21:03

    I hope the fat ass lazy mayor from Welkom was not part of this party at the Wimpy. The only good work she's done is to her own house! (Which she got away with.) And, ofcourse, throwing massive Oprah Winfrey style parties, complete with a "suprise" under the chair. All this while they don't even have a working fire brigade!!!

  • Partis - 2011-05-12 21:10

    Absolutely poor reporting. The headline is about an alleged corrupt mayor - and then fizzles out into a lot of ANC drivel to "pad" the rest of the article, without addressing the real issue.

  • Wishbone - 2011-05-12 21:30

    WTF does "handle the matter on a political and not on an individual level" mean??? It's probably a reference to how the entire ANC should benefit from corruption and not just an individual.

  • MdJ - 2011-05-12 21:54

    You guys didn't read "The ANC was treating the mayors to a breakfast to congratulate them for work well done in municipalities before the May 18 local government elections"

  • croix - 2011-05-12 23:07

    You always "have a plan" - don't you? A plan to stick togetha and steal more, no doubt. Face it, you asswipes - you were caught out real bad and still you wouldn't admit that you are treating people like dirt and your cadres are so corrupt it stinks to high heaven...........

  • Jason - 2011-05-13 02:01

    The ANC was quick to accuse the DA of being racist following the Cape Town toilet saga. How now brown cow?

  • Joryha - 2011-05-13 02:36

    There are now too many dents in the ANC. 150 toilets to be enclosed in a day. This is surely not concrete or brick and motar which the ANC demanded in the WC. If it is not, will the youth league break these down like they did in WC?

  • pig - 2011-05-13 07:35

    the mayor is as corrupt as the rest of the ANC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jannie54@24.com - 2011-05-13 07:41

    And they knew nothing about it. Just come to my town and one will see our citizens using public places as a toilet without any fear of being observed.

  • Ai! Ai! - 2011-05-13 09:35

    Corruption kept alive!

  • mm - 2011-05-13 10:35

    Why are we even surprised. We are all aware of this corruption, yet the hardcore ANC voters thing the ANC is looking out for them. Nope. yet again proof that they only look at enriching themselves. Its almos money laundering. If her husband gets the money for the job (which he did not do by the way) She gets the money. Corrupt corrupt corrupt. It's the ANC way. So keep voting ANC. Keep staying poor and jobless, because the money and jobs are only given to family. She enjoyed the fruits of the money in her big suburb house, while the people did not even have a closed toilet for 8 years. Nice. So keep voting for her, she is doing such a good job

  • proudlyza - 2011-05-13 12:54

    I think we should hv a quarterly meeing with the municipalities to see what is going on in government. They need to give accounton an quarterly basis to the electorate....One big meeting every 3rd/4th month or at least halve yearly, with facts and figures and WHO did and who did not....

  • senkgisha - 2011-05-26 04:56

    let then morons comment on their f^^^^^P s^^^^^t....haaaahaha...thatha african national criminals

  • Hardtalk - 2011-05-26 06:41

    Be honest they make pre-1994 look like a tame tea party. WE WON OUR FREEDOM - Yes to rob lie and cheat. They offer FREE houses elec water jobs and the people believe and vote for them, they deserve all they get NOTHING.

  • Neil - 2011-07-13 14:45

    ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called for heads to roll over the matter during a recent visit to the Rammulotsi township, near Viljoenskroon, in the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality. Next joke please..

  • Neil - 2011-07-13 14:47

    HA HA HA! They got screwed out of toilets by their on party! HA HA HA.. This should give them a reason to talk "sh*t" HA HA HA HA.. This is soooo funny!!!!

  • jock - 2011-07-13 14:47

    The jokes are getting better

      Neil - 2011-07-13 14:59

      That they are Jock.. Where are all the ANC idiots now? Lol, they are very selective on which news they comment on hey. I wonder why? LOL

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