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EFF Nelson Mandela Bay not happy with Annual and Auditor-General's Report

By Afikile Lugunya - Feb 1, 2019
EFF Nelson Mandela Bay not happy with Annual and Auditor-General's Report

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Thursday said that they are unhappy about the Metro's sad state of affairs as contained in its Annual Report as well as a negative report from the Auditor-General's office.

The party also highlighted that the Metro was falling short of its service delivery targets.

This follows after Thursday's special Council Meeting ended with Speaker, Buyelwa Mafaya, not affording councillors a chance to comment on the tabled items.

Her decision was also due to the chaos that marked the first Council sitting of 2019as the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Nelson Mandela Bay pressed the Speaker to remove it's two rogue Councillors -  Trevor Louw and Neville Higgins, from the Chamber.

However, the EFF felt the need to comment through the media since they did not get a chance to comment in the Council Chambers.

The party expressed its sadness "that in this report, for the 2017/18 financial year, we must report to residents on a city which:

  • 1. Does not look after its poor by providing housing and Sanitation services,
  • 2. Does not create jobs but will rather outsource services,
  • 3. Does not know how to control its water and electricity losses."

EFF Nelson Mandela Bay disappointed with AG's Report

The EFF further expressed their disappointments with the AG's Nelson Mandela Bay report.

"When looking at the Auditor-General’s report, the situation gets even worse. We only managed to successfully deal with one qualification from last year and we have, in fact, in the eyes of the AG performed worse than the previous year.

"We have moved from having 3 qualifications to 4," the EFF described.

Meanwhile the MPAC Chairperson, Phumza Tshaka, said that she was looking forward to interrogating the report.

"With the help of the committee, we will ensure that the Consequence Management takes place against officials or departments that have performed poorly," she said.

She added that she will do a proper oversight to ensure a total upliftment of the City without hearsay.

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