Johan Visser MPP
DA Western Cape Spokesperson for Local Government
The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape commends the Municipality of Swellendam for taking steps to recover R 2 million in wasted revenues. The Council of the Swellendam Municipality, under the leadership of the Mayor, Nicolas Myburgh, have acted responsibly in reclaiming funds wasted by previous councillors and officials. This DA coalition governed municipality understands that they have to solve their own problems and not expect someone else to do so.
Local municipalities are an independent sphere of government and should act accordingly. Municipalities should endeavour to address and solve their own problems before referring it to the Minister of Local Government.
Congratulations, Swellendam, continue the good work! Local government and the Provincial Government work “Better Together” for the betterment of the Western Cape and its people.