Mayor assures all that he paid for yard clearing work
Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi recently moved into a house in Heron Street, and when neighbours saw earth-moving machinery clearing the yard, they wondered if the municipality was paying for it.
A neighbour, who wanted to remain anonymous, sent Talk of the Town photos of the machinery and men at work in the yard.
“You think we [ratepayers] are paying for the work?” she asked.
TotT asked municipal spokesman Cecil Mbolekwa if it was indeed the mayor’s house and who had paid for the earth mover.
Mbolekwa said he was on leave, but was called by Faxi to answer our questions and show the mayor had paid for the work. Mbolekwa brought two invoices made out to Faxi from Elias Plumbers Trading for transporting rubble amounting to R1,500, and an invoice from MACHire made out to cash for rental of a Tipper 800, showing payment of R600.
Mbolekwa also said Faxi had paid R4,620 to Chris Gidana’s company Give Ziyawa, for doing the yard clearing work.