Greytown ANC chair wants MEC to resign

2010-04-20 00:00

THE controversial Greytown business and ANC chairperson of the Bhambatha region, Philani Godfrey Mavundla, has called on the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlement and Public Works, Maggie Govender, to resign, citing incompetence.

In an open letter sent to Govender, the multi-millionaire businessman stated that the MEC and some of her senior management officials are not fit to occupy their positions, and regardless of their levels of education they “simply cannot fulfil their duties”.

The point of contention in Mavundla’s letter is the lack of timely payments for contracts awarded by the department to contractors.

He alleges that he had to close one of his businesses in 2000 as he was owed money by the Public Works Department. He claims that payment for a nearly R3 million contract done for the department through his PG Mavundla Projects company is 57 days late.

Mavundla said he wrote to the MEC for the matter to be resolved, but Govender has “done nothing”.

“I will now embark on having writings on all my company vehicles, send e-mails around, distribute pamphlets, have adverts on newspapers and put notices on billboards informing South Africans of the suffering being caused by the MEC and her officials …”

He said he will apply for a demonstration to be held in Pietermaritzburg to show his grievances. “… among the demands that we have, we are going to ask for her to do the right thing and resign from the position …”

The head of Human Settlements and Public Works, Wayne Broughton, said PG Mavundla has no contract with the department. “The company that has employed PG Mavundla Projects as a sub-contractor is responsible to pay Mavundla …” said Broughton.




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