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Committee mulls ‘dissolving’ municipality

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The parliamentary committee visited the municipality as part of its constitutional obligation to agree to or reject the decision taken by the provincial executive.

THE POTHOLE-strewn road in front of the Phokwane Local Municipality in Hartswater, which tells a story of a municipality that is on its knees and unable to deliver basic services to its residents, was the sight that met the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation that visited the local authority on Monday.

In a statement issued by the committee following this week’s visit, it was pointed out that the elected council and some of the stakeholders within the municipality were vehemently opposed to the decision by the provincial executive to institute section 139 (1)(b) of the Constitution.

The parliamentary committee visited the municipality as part of its constitutional obligation to agree to or reject the decision taken by the provincial executive.

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