Msunduzi only city with no room for PP

2015-08-19 09:52
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MSUNDUZI Municipality may be the only municipality that has refused to renew the public protector’s office lease.

Spokesperson for the public protector Kgalalelo Masibi said they are “not aware” of other municipalities refusing to renew lease contracts and had not been officially informed that they would have to move from their premises at the Mkondeni Market to make way for municipal offices.

At a recent executive committee meeting at the City Hall, DA councillor Bill Lambert said although the municipality will not renew the lease on the public protector’s office, the municipality should be “mandated” to find suitable alternate offices.

Masibi said the public protector’s office “only read in the local newspaper that the municipality needs office space for its employees” and that they were being moved out of the market.

Masibi said the importance of having a public protector’s office in various municipalities is to “comply with the constitutional mandate that the public protector must be accessible to all persons and communities”.

There are three officials based in Pietermaritzburg, a senior investigator, an investigator and an administrative assistant.

“The function of the public protector’s office is to receive and resolve complaints expeditiously …” added Masibi

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