KZN COGTA wants Mtubatuba councillors to quash infighting

KZN COGTA wants Mtubatuba councillors to quash infighting

KZN Cooperative Governance MEC Sipho Hlomuka has warned Mtubatuba councillors to put their differences aside and focus on service delivery.

Sipho Hlomuka

Hlomuka was speaking at a council meeting on Thursday at the embattled northern KZN municipality where a forensic report has revealed issues of poor governance as well as fraud and corruption. 

To date, 15 municipal employees were implicated in the forensic investigation. 

Subsequently, 10 employees have been dismissed while four are currently facing disciplinary action. One employee passed away during the process.

The municipality is one of nine in the province that are under administration. 

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He says reports have shown that several council and oversight committee meetings have caved in due to disagreements among councillors. 

"The people of Mtubatuba are suffering on the basis that politicians in the form of councillors, they are fighting each other and since delivery is suffering. 

"Our people are not getting any service because of the fighting of councillors. We hope from today; councillors will try and ensure that they consider the community before their personal interest."

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