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Forum calls for council's dissolution

By Frank Maponya | Nov 04, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE Mogalakwena Community Forum yesterday took to the streets to demand that the council of the Mogalakwena municipality be dissolved and placed under administration.

The forum has accused the municipality of failing to deliver on basic services.

At the centre of the protests are allegations of corruption levelled against municipal officials.

Forum secretary Piet Pale said the council had also disregarded a moratorium on the sale of land.

He said there was a tendency by the municipality to connive with mining companies operating in the area to relocate communities in exchange for land.

"Given the situation, the municipality should be under administration and the current council, under mayor Bob Mmola, must dissolve immediately," said Pale.

He added most villages had not been getting water supply.

The forum has also called for former divisional head for water and sanitation in the municipality, Tommy Kgomo, who had since been appointed general manager in the provincial department of health and social development, to account for the R8million spent on dysfunctional sewerage system in the new settlement of Extensions 19 and 20.

Mmola yesterday promised to respond to the forum's demands within seven days.


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