DA microphones at uMngeni still not fixed

2014-08-04 00:00

THE DA in uMngeni were left speechless, literally and figuratively, when they found the connections to their microphones in the council chamber cut.

DA councillor Janis Holmes was at a local labour forum meeting on Tuesday when she switched on her light to make a point and found there was no sound. She bent down and found that the wires to the microphones had been cut. Further examination revealed that this was only the case on the opposition side of the chamber. The other microphones were intact.

Holmes said she reported the problem straight away but that by Thursday’s full council meeting the microphones had still not been fixed. She said she understood that it was going to be expensive to repair the damage and it was money the council could ill afford. “The worrying thing is that it must be a staff member involved. Who else would have access to the council chambers, know which side the opposition sits and have time to carry out the sabotage?”

However, uMngeni spokesperson Thando Mgaga dismissed talk of sabotage. He said the defectiveness of the microphones was “not in any form or shape as a result of ominous acts”.

Mgaga said municipal management had instructed its ICT division to call in the service provider that installed the microphones.

• nalini@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.