Pietermaritzburg 'may lose licence'

2012-03-30 19:00

Durban - Pietermaritzburg's Msunduzi municipality is in danger of losing its licence to distribute electricity to its 600 000 residents, the Witness newspaper reported on Friday.

According to the newspaper, the municipality's municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi told a municipal executive committee meeting that Durban's eThekwini municipality had been asked to lend the troubled Msundusi a process manager to avoid losing the licence.

He said of the 40 transformers in the city, only three could be maintained, while the remaining 37 needed to be replaced.

The municipality also needed R700m over the next five years to address its electricity infrastructure woes.

According to the report, the city's previous process manager had quit Msunduzi to join eThekwini.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-03-30 19:24

    infrastructure decays while the party cadres yuk it up at the expense of everyone else. Another notch in the anc gun of social destruction.

      Mark - 2012-03-30 19:32

      Live for today and live for yourself; help yourself and enjoy the party. Tomorrow can look after itself and anyway, we don't know how to fix it. Parasitic dickheads!

      Mike - 2012-03-30 20:11

      Unfortunately for the good people of PMB, the country needs examples like this in order to demonstrate the folly of mindless voting.

  • Thandi - 2012-03-30 20:11

    And the slippery slope claims yet another victim. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-31 21:52

    This must be Helen's fault. Somehow she has done this to the ANC-run PMB to show her racist WC agenda. :-)

      Nikki Bodenstein - 2012-04-01 20:58

      Leave it to the ANC to destroy a community! Well done boys!

      Mervyn - 2012-04-06 23:42

      get your facts right i lived in pmb and it was the best then, now i live in the cape and they are going forward not backwards,bee is a waste of time even my anc friends agree only certain people enriching themselfs so don't be racist

  • Ivan - 2012-04-02 08:11

    300 years to establish and maintain a first world infrastructure, and 18 years to reduce it to African standards. Steal the money to drive the best cars and party like there is no tomorrow and this is what you get.

  • Patrick - 2012-04-02 09:45

    Well we've already bought a generator to run our business. When you wake up to find either no water or electricity the majority of days a week you learn to make a plan. Congratulations ANC on destroying a well running municipality. Since it's been ANC run it's gone into the red, is several million in debt, is full of corruption and now is unable to provide it's residents with basic services even though the average one person flat pays over R1000 for electricity a month and close to R2000 in rates. Well done PMB ANC, you guys are useless!!!!

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-04-02 12:03

    Durban and PMB is considered the most expensive cities to live in in terms of rates, where is the money??

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