04 June 2013
IFP Caucus Chairperson of the uMgungundlovu
District Municipality, Cllr Mbongeni E Madlala, has called for
an urgent intervention by MEC of Co-operative Governance and
Traditional Affairs, Nomsa Dube, to resolve the municipal
workers strike at Mooi Mpofana (Mooi River).
Cllr Madlala said, "This strike has been
on-going for the last three weeks with no end in sight and it
appears that the Municipality is unable and unwilling to address
the issues raised by the striking workers.
Major issues raised by workers are that the Municipality
does not provide petrol for refuse trucks, resulting in refuse
not being collected, but the workers being blamed.
Another matter is the allegation that proper employment
procedures are not followed in the recruitment of municipal
"Service delivery is being seriously affected
and it has now reached the stage where all residents are feeling
the bite of this strike.
We cannot let this continue and as the IFP uMgungundlovu
Caucus we believe that if it were any other IFP-led municipality,
intervention by the MEC would have been swift and the
Municipality could even have been placed under administration.
We call on MEC Dube to place her Ministerial
duties above political interests and to bring the Mooi River
Municipality's house to order," Cllr Madlala concluded.
For further information contact:
Cllr Mbongeni E Madlala
072 148 5038