The DA in Limpopo is deeply concerned after a persistent sewage leak, caused by officials’ neglect which prompted a small business to dismiss its three workers last week Friday.
Since 6 November 2018, Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality Mayor, Marlene van Staden, has made no less than 18 requests to the Municipal Administrator, Mapule Mokoko, previously the municipal manager to urgently attend and repair, unblock this specific drain that is resulting in a health hazard as well as an incredible stench.
The drains are maggot infested and when it overflows it runs into the Nyl river which poses further risks to human and animal safety.
In May 2018, the municipality was placed under administration and instead of improving service delivery, all spheres of governance and transparency went downhill.
It is a known fact that the uncaring ANC wants to dissolve the coalition governed Modimolle-Mookgophong Municipality and the closer we get to the election date, the less cooperation the Mayor and her team receive from the officials.
This is clearly political sabotage at the expense of the communities of Modimolle and Mookgopong.
The fact that three families are now without a breadwinner is indicative that the ANC is self-serving and would do anything to discredit the DA and gain back the majority votes in council.
The ANC is responsible for South Africa not realising the dream of One South Africa For All because of its empty promises, corruption and inability to manage the real problems South Africa faces.
The DA will today lay charges against the municipal administrator, Ms Mokoko as well as the technical services manager, Promose Maphuta, at the Environmental Management Inspectors (Green Scorpions ) for contravening Section 107 of National Environmental Management Act and Section 24 of the Constitution that stipulates that people have a right to a healthy and clean environment.
We will further file another complaint with the Public Service Commission for further investigation against these two officials.
It is time that the community knows the truth about the ineptness of the municipal officials and also receive the real facts around service delivery.
The DA urges the community members to ignore fake news on certain Whatsapp groups and rather contact your ward councillors: Sarna Groenewald, Ward 12 (079 074 3614 ) and Johann Abrie , Ward 11 (073 387 9575 ).