Kingsol Chabalala MPL
DA Evaton & Sebokeng Constituency Head
The Emfuleni Local Municipality has been marred by frequent service delivery issues and is generally an ineffectively run municipality.
Just last week it had four community service delivery protests.
The DA has also received information that the municipality depends on a loan overdraft of R150 million to run its operations.
Despite this, the ANC is insisting on merging this dysfunctional municipality with the efficiently-run DA Midvaal municipality to form yet another metro.
In addition Midvaal’s tax base is much smaller than that of Emfuleni’s and would be unable to carry the operations of both municipalities.
This will do nothing but affect good levels of service delivery enjoyed by Midvaal residents.
Just last month community members raised these concerns during a National Council of Provinces oversight visit to the area.
We call on Premier David Makhura to take urgent action in regard to these concerns before the situation in Emfuleni deteriorates any further.