Mayor as­sures all that he paid for yard clear­ing work

Talk of the Town - - Business Forum -

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.

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