ANC MPs slate local councillors

ANC members of Parliament yesterday lashed at their counterparts in local government, accusing them of failing to meet 75 percent of their own service delivery targets.

ANC members of Parliament yesterday lashed at their counterparts in local government, accusing them of failing to meet 75 percent of their own service delivery targets.

The MPs linked the service delivery protests ravaging the country to failure by the ANC-dominated South African Local Government Association to deliver on its mandate.

Salga is also at loggerheads with thousands of municipal workers in their third day of a national strike today.

South African Municipal Workers Union deputy general secretary Ntoahae Theledi says Salga wastes millions on hiring private lawyers to "prosecute" municipal workers in internal disciplinary hearings - instead of using human resources officials paid to do the job.

Yesterday Salga had to explain why the Auditor General last year found an estimated R5 million worth of irregular expenditure - and why the organisation was not meeting its own targets.

"Look at the report on what has been achieved - zero. There must be a link between your failure and these service delivery protests," ANC MP Roy Ainslie told Salga chairperson and Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo.

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