DA welcomes Emfuleni being placed under administration, SIU must now investigate
by Bongani Baloyi Cllr – DA Vaal Regional Chairperson
The DA welcomes the news that the Emfuleni Local Municipality has been placed under administration as well as the subsequent resignation of the Mayor, Jacob Khawe.
The DA has written to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) calling for a probe into the gross maladministration that plagues the municipality.
Rand Water recently announced that the water pressure in Emfuleni will be dropped by 20%. This follows the municipality’s continued failure to repay the more than R480 million that it owes to Rand Water. Despite this, the now former Mayor Khawe tried to hire more cronies to his office, forcing the municipality to foot the bill with the people’s money.
While the problems that Emfuleni faces will not be resolved overnight, we hope that this will be the first step in the right direction, towards better service delivery for the people of Emfuleni.
African news agency