Cape Argus - - NATION - Jonisayi Maromo

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.

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