Town councils childish to the detriment of service


When we grew up, there was this play we liked. “Now you see me, now you see me no more”.

Now this play is being actualised in municipal chambers. A mayor is told: “Out you go, no confidence in you. Now you have your chain back, you have been removed illegally.”

When is the time for planning service delivery? I always thought that it is at municipal level, where the tyre meets the tar. A council must be concerned with topical needs of the communitie­s rather than party politickin­g.

I wish to congratula­te the Greater Tzaneen municipali­ty, which amid the fiscal challenges, has focused on trying to address the needs of communitie­s.

Raletsatsi Makgato, Tzaneen

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