In the agreement, the municipality will be responsible for managing property under the custodianship of the Gauteng government.
This is in relation to government property in Krugersdorp, north of Johannesburg, that is apparently in arrears of R100 000 in service bills.
The DA member of the provincial legislature, Alan Fuchs says the agreement is suspicious because, local government is responsible for providing services and not for managing property on behalf of another sphere of government.
“The property management department and its infrastructure development are dysfunctional. Now instead of dealing with the matter in a professional way, the provincial government has now entered into an agreement with Mogale local municipality, where the municipality will now manage that particular property. It’s problematic, in that they’re many disturbances that arise from that particular property. The property is unsafe etc,” says Fuchs.
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