Local News / 21 October 2019, 16:51pm / Molefi Sompane
Free State MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Thembeni Nxangisa: Image supplied
Sasolburg: Free State MEC of CoGTA Thembeni Nxangisa has reiterated his department’s support to the Municipalities in the Free State especially the troubled Metsimaholo Local Municipality.
Nxangisa who joined the Council Sitting at the Northern Free State Municipality agreed that the municipality would not continue without Senior administrators.
“As the Department it is our responsibility to bring help so that the service delivery can continue to run, we have discussed that the Council appoint the acting Municipal Manager and directors for the period of 3 months,” Nxangisa said.
Earlier in the week, there were reports of the uncertainty among the coalition partners breeding rumors of another council’s disbandment due to failing to provide its work.
Meanwhile speaking to the municipal spokesman Dr Gino Albert agreed that the municipality has withdraw the case with the high Court where it wanted to remove the residents of Mooidraai.
“You’d recall that we have withdrawn the case to allow us to deal with the issue of the illegal settlers the best way we know how,” said.
Alberts refused to give details of how the municipality will deal with the issue but said:
“Since we have withdrew the case we believe that what we are hoping to do will benefit the municipality.”
Earlier on EFF accused the SACP led coalition which it called “Confused”. The party also urged the mooidraai squatters to be calmed as they are part of the residents.