DA demands Maquassi Hills be placed under Section 139 (5) (a) administration
27 May 2022
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West will today write to Premier Bushy Maape, the MEC for Finance, Motlalepula Rosho, and the MEC for COGHSTA, Lenah Miga, to immediately begin the process to place the Maquassi Hills Local Municipality under Section 139 (5)(a) of the Constitution.
This follows our Town Hall meeting this morning, in Wolmaransstad, where we engaged residents on mechanisms available to us to bring stability to the municipality. The DA received a mandate from the community to proceed with the demand to place the municipality under administration. See photos here, here, and here.
The community engaged us on the total collapse in governance, and the complete halt of service delivery, specifically water and electricity supply, refuse collection, sanitation services, and roads maintenance.
Since the election in November last year, there has been no attempt by the ANC-led government under the failed leadership of Mayor Mzwandile Feliti to restore governance and service delivery in Maquassi Hills.