South Africa : Minister announces dissolution of the Mnquma Municipality
South Africa : Minister announces dissolution of the Mnquma Municipality - By Proffesor Ndawonde
Eastern Cape - The Minister of Provincial and Local Government, Sicelo Shiceka on Monday announced the dissolution of the Mnquma Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape, effectively placing it under administration.
The department had two months earlier embarked on provincial stakeholder meetings in the province following reports of corruption and incompetent officials.
According to the department, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been brought in to further investigate incidents of corruption that have been detected in the municipality.
The SIU is in the process of signing an agreement with the department with the sole purpose of rooting out corruption in provincial and local spheres of government throughout the country.
Referring to the situation in Mnquma, Minister Shiceka said "corruptees and corruptors will have nowhere to hide."
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