Wednesday, October 21, 2009

And now? What now? What is the next step in this process?

Standerton mayoral council fired

2009-10-21 17:21

Sydney Masinga

There are many more disfunctional municipalities in South Africa.

See 64 Municipalities on distress list.


What is going to happen to rest of them?

And how is this services related unrest going to solve the dissatisfaction?

Suddenly water and electricity? And who is going to pay for it?

Will corruption stop?

By some magic suddenly good governance?

Just thoughts.....

Standerton - The troubled Lekwa local municipality in Standerton was on Wednesday placed under administration and all members of the mayoral committee recalled.

This comes after violent service delivery protests in Sakhile township.

Municipal spokesperson Sipho Mkhwanazi said on Wednesday that a decision came after a meeting in Standerton between influential members of the ANC, which included ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, national executive committee member Fikile Mbalula and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza.

"It has happened, my brother, we are under administration as from now and all the members of the mayoral committee, including Mayor Queen Radebe-Khumalo, were recalled," said Mkhwanazi.

He added that acting municipal manager Jabu Sindane would be in charge of the municipality until an administrator has been appointed.

"I can't hide my excitement that these thugs have been recalled," said Bashin Mofokeng, a member of the Sakhile community forum.

158 people arrested

The protests started on September 25 after the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs released a report implicating Lekwa municipal officials in fraud, maladministration and corruption.

Several properties, including a councillor's house, municipal administration block, community hall and library were set alight.

Residents demanded that all councillors resign.

Since the protests started, 158 people have been arrested for public violence in the Standerton area.

There have been at least a dozen incidents of violent service delivery protests in Mpumalanga this year, resulting in the death of five people and the arrest of more than 500 for offences ranging from public violence to arson.
- African Eye

4 Opinion(s):

Doberman said...

And slowly the house of cards caves in...

Anonymous said...

the shit will spill over onto functional municipalities.what the old saying we make this country ungovernable.doing a splendid job of it to.ew are a doomed lot

Anonymous said...

keep up the good work bloggers.i am sa.42 of age and i am stuck here with a family.i am tired of hearing cunt liberals sa folk running down you bloggers for only telling the truth about whats really happening in our shithole.these people are obviously not affected by spiralling out of hand crime.so fuck them if they are victims too.without us all feling the same way about crime the situation will only get worse.the only way to mobilse our guvument is if we all complain so the world can see the real truth and not how a few wants the world to see it.bravo bloggers you sre our unspoken voices and a big thankyou.

Anonymous said...

i do realise that there are some genuine black decent sa folk who want a better future for all but all their goodwill is nothing compared to the forces who is hell bent on ruling this nation there way even if it means running the country into the ground.democracy is only a smokescreen,a word,for the party to hide behind and the world to admire..kak en betaal of fokof such is the ruling power.