Umlazi Clean-Up Campaign to Accelerate Service Delivery
 
Press Release
 
05 February 2017
 
The Mayor of eThekwini, Cllr Zandile Gumede, calls on the community of Umlazi to be united and do not allow criminals to disrupt service delivery.
 
This after several contractors responsible for collection of litter, fixing of water leaks and potholes were intimidated by an armed group of people who are demanding tenders from the Municipality.
 
“We urge Umlazi residents to work with us as we try to address this issue. Law enforcement agencies must chuck out all the criminal elements who are masquerading as business people,” said Mayor Gumede.
 
“As the Council, we support empowerment of local people and black business which is evidence with our recent approval of the Transformation Framework. However, we will not allow lawlessness and scrupulous elements to force us to conduct our business outside the law of the republic.
 
“We also want to thank residents for their patience and give them the assurance that we are working around the clock to resolve this problem.
 
We are confident that our residents and businesses will receive normal services soon,” Mayor added. `
 
The clean-up campaign will start on Monday morning and all members of the media and civil society groups are invited. The details of the campaign are as follows:
 
Meeting point: KwaMax, V-section Umlazi
Time: 8am, Monday
Date: Monday, 6 Feb
 
For more information contact
 
Cllr Nojiyeza 0781527339
 
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Issued by Mayor’s Parlour
 
Enquires : Mthunzi Gumede – 0739896324/0814142510
 
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