MSIMANGA SLAMS MASUTHA
TSHWANE mayor Solly Msimanga on Thursday hit back at Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha, after the minister threatened to go to court contesting the city council’s decision to shut down Correctional Services’ Poyntons Building head office in Pretoria central.
“I have noted the response by the minister of justice and correctional services with respect to our decision to close the non-compliant Poyntons Building. While Masutha has every right to approach the courts, we nevertheless remain confident that no reasonable court of law will knowingly be party to endangering innocent people’s lives.
“The minister states that no prior warning was given to the ministry.
“This is not true. This is not the first time the city engaged with the ministry to correct defects inherent in the building,” said Msimanga.