The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape will report the Municipal Manager of Sol Plaatje, Ruth Sebolecwe, to the Public Service Commission for abusing municipal resources for her own personal gain.
This comes amidst reports that Sebolecwe summoned municipal workers, who were busy repairing major potholes in Meyer Street, a main road running alongside the Kimberley Reservoir, to attend to potholes opposite her suburban home instead. This was at the expense of Kimberley residents, on their way to school and work, who have this week experienced unprecedented traffic jams, due to the road works next to the reservoir.
It is shocking that the MM would so selfishly place her own needs above those of the entire city. Her misguided sense of self-importance is characteristic of Mayor Mangaliso Matika’s administration. Her brash sense of entitlement is further typical of the increasingly elitist ANC.
Under the leadership of Mayor Matika, Sol Plaatje has been plunged into crisis. Service delivery has become the privilege of a connected few and sensibility has been replaced with Matika madness. This becomes clearer each day that another service delivery failure is exposed.
Sebolecwe must be held accountable for her actions. She cannot treat municipal resources like they come from her personal garden shed. She also cannot interfere with planned maintenance on a whim that is directed by her own personal desires.
The DA is fed up with the poor state of governance in Sol Plaatje municipality.
The DA will write to the PSC, asking that they scrutinize Sebolecwe’s actions.
At the same time, as we continue to push for Matika’s removal as mayor, we will also push for the removal of his self-obsessed cronies, like Sebolecwe.
Only change under a DA-led government will ensure that Municipal Managers are fit for purpose and that they place the communities that they serve, and not themselves, first.
DA Northern Cape Provincial Leader
082 383 6914
Shelley De Witt
082 847 1387