Embattled municipality on the road to recovery

2014-10-02 00:00

THE embattled Mpofana Municipality is on the road to recovery, a month after being placed under administration.

This is the verdict of Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

The MEC said yesterday she was satisfied with the progress being made to turn the municipality around.

Dube-Ncube said that since the appointment of Buhle Ally as administrator, a recovery plan for the municipality had been developed and various government departments mobilised to provide support. “The municipality is returning back to basics by focusing on issues of basic service delivery, which include addressing reported illegal dumping, grasscutting and cleanliness of the town of Mooi River,” she said.

Department spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said the issues raised by former DA councillor Ken Denysschen at a public meeting in Mooi River this week would be attended to, if they were brought to the attention of the administrator. Denysschen told the meeting that political interference, corruption and maladministration had torn the municipality apart, rendering it dysfunctional. He said he had given written reports on information he had on instances of corruption to the administrator.

Mabaso said the Independent Electoral Commission would facilitate a series of by-elections in the next three months to fill the vacancies created by the dissolution of the council.

The new council would reclaim the executive powers now being performed by the Provincial Executive.

Dube-Ncube expressed satisfaction with the support they had received from Mooi River residents, including the business community, the unions, farmers and traditional leaders.

She vowed to ensure that anyone implicated in wrongdoing would face the consequences of their actions.

• 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.