21 January 2014
The IFP has welcomed news of the expulsion of
top Madibeng Municipal officials believed to be culpable in the
water-supply unrest that has left four people dead.
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance
and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP, said that "The
removal of the mayor, chief whip and speaker is good news. The
municipality failed to deliver services to the people under
their not-very-watchful eye.
This must be taken as a lesson to
other municipal officials who failed to perform their allotted
duties," However, he questioned why the purge excluded the
municipal manager, the chief operations manager and the supply
chain manager who were "surely as culpable as the rest."
Smith also called on the ANC to conduct a
performance assessment of all the municipalities it controlled
around the country, and to deal equally decisively with those
failing to perform.
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Mr Peter Smith MP, 083 299
For Media Enquiries contact:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison
Officer on 073 024 5675