Misuse of municipal resources a concern

2016-05-11 06:00

AT 7.30pm on April 15, an Mpofana­ municipal employee was seen and heard driving through Tendele village loud-haling an invitation to the community to attend a meeting at Dabulamanzi Combined School the following day at 10am, so they can be introduced to the candidate for the local government elections on 3 August.

As a DA candidate in the election, I was not informed of this meeting, so I understand it to be an ANC meeting at the school.

After 22 years of rule, the ANC continues to flaunt legislation by using municipal property for political­ party purposes.

In the interest of clean governance and councillors’ oversight responsibilities, I have requested the municipal manager to investigate and report back to me as to who authorised this municipal employee to use a municipal vehicle­ for political party purposes.

Will the employee claim and be paid overtime at ratepayers’ expense and is it acceptable for a school to be used for a political activity?

To date, no answer has been received from the municipal manager.

COUNCILLOR NHLALAYENZA NDLOVU

DA PR councillor

Mpofana

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