The DA has written to the Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Nathi Tshiwanammbi, to probe the illegal dumping of more than 1000 municipal account statements in the municipal precinct.
The DA has discovered these statements in a rubbish bin adjacent to the municipal toilets during an investigation. See photos here, here and here.
The investigation comes after the residents’ outcry during the DA’s door-to-door campaign regarding the non-delivery of their municipal accounts by the municipality on time.
The municipality has stopped delivering these municipal accounts statements to the residents for over a year without any valid reason.
Many residents are forced to estimate their accounts when they have to pay their bills on a monthly basis which makes it impossible for them to budget accordingly due to the fluctuating water and electricity bills.
It is clear that municipal officials must be held accountable for this illegal dumping, instead of initiating plans to deliver them to the relevant addresses for the residents to get their statements.
The DA urges the Municipal Manager to take action against these irresponsible officials and ensure that the municipality continues to deliver these statements to the Musina residents on time.
Cllr Ernest Makatu
DA Councillor – Musina Municipality
079 351 9287