Mayor, the “challenges” lies with the money wasted in VBS

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Civic Centre building in Giyani CBD. Image supplied. 

By Blessing Mabunda

Giyani- During the 2018/2019 IDP/budget speech on the 29th of May in Giyani Community  Hall, the Greater Giyani Municipality (GGM) Mayor, Councillor Sasavona Mathebula when delivering her speech, claimed that some of the incomplete projects were caused by some of the challenges that the municipality has noted.

It was not clear until the VBS scandal came to the surface, for poor South Africans to understand as to what really went up and transpired with their so-called savings in VBS.

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R161million of GGM R302m operating revenue invested by the Municipality in VBS has led to the delays on a number of projects, including the completion of the Civic Centre building in Giyani CBD, Sport Centre at Mageva, Homu and Giyani Section E.

During the address, the Mayor said, the sport centre in Section E, they’ve have noted some challenges with regards to the progress made thus far and they’re looking into it, whereas Mageva sports centre-is at 56% complete.

“Please note that the service provider’s contract period has elapsed and we are not happy with the services rendered there”, she stated.

According to our source within GGM, the municipality is bankrupt and the incomplete projects won’t be completed anytime soon.

“It’s sad that the municipal manager isn’t running the municipality, but the forces against change who are members of the ruling party are the ones who call the shots on the day to day running this municipality.

“People who are without matric are the ones making decisions in this municipality and it is the reason why so much millions went down the drain.

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“The same people who are in control of the municipality were those who backed Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma’s camp prior to Nasrec”.

“It’s funny that they are calling for unity when these people should have been expelled in the movement and open fraud and money laundering charges against them”, concluded our source.

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