25th September 2014.
The IFP calls on the immediate intervention by
the KZN government, specifically the MEC of Cooperative
Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube regarding
the failure by the Nongoma Local Municipality and the Zululand
District Municipality to deliver services. This includes water,
waste collection and staff salary payments and municipal ward
"Some communities in Nongoma have not had a
drop of water for the past three months. Water tankers that are
supposed to do regular water supply runs often take ages and by
the time they even come, drivers end up selling the water to
households. This free service can cost households up to R300 and
the municipality has to curb this illegal practice" said Mr
Albert Mncwango, IFP MP.
"Local businesses are struggling without
water; so much so that some are even contemplating closing down
their businesses. Refuse has not been collected for weeks - now
apparently the service provider has not been paid. The whole town is completely filthy,"
"Corruption and maladministration has been the
order of the day in that municipality for some time now.
Residents have engaged in a protest march as they have had
enough of the situation. They feel that their patience has been
taken for granted. They are of the view that such inefficiency
and maladministration is a direct result of the coalition
between the ANC and NFP," concluded Mncwango.
Mr Albert Mncwango, MP, 083 448
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