Our hopelessly parasitic politicians will not resolve local government problems voluntarily

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The community around Sedibeng are fed up with corruption and are demanding that the Hawks do something about it. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
The community around Sedibeng are fed up with corruption and are demanding that the Hawks do something about it. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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What is the appropriate remedy when councillors fail to fulfil their obligations to residents?

This is the question that confronted Judge Igna Stretch in a case involving the Makana Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

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