DA welcomes criminal charges against Gamagara Municipality

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) the official opposition party in South Africa, welcomes the firm standpoint taken by the Green Scorpions to advise the Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation to lay cri-minal charges against Gamagara municipality, following their failure to address the long standing sewage problem in Kathu.
The DA officially reported the mat-ter to both the MEC of the Depart-ment of Environment, Tiny Chotello, and the Green Scorpions on Thurs-day 23 November 2017.
According to Melinda Hattingh, MPL and DA Constituency Head of the Kalahari, the DA sincerely appre-ciates the urgency with which they are dealing with this matter.
by overflowing sewage pumps, which have effectively soiled their properties with filth.
Ms Hattiingh says that the DA expects that Gamagara munici-pality, and especially its acting Municipal Manager, Moses Grond, and Mayor Edwin Hantise, will not only be held to account for exposing residents to unhygienic and inhu-mane living conditions, but more importantly, that this will culminate in a speedy resolution of the problem.
“Children are soon going on school holidays, whilst families are expec-ting visitors. They need to be able to enjoy the festive season without the stench of sewage hanging in the air,” concluded Ms Hattingh.
The lives of residents of Mapoteng and Kathu have, for extended pe-riods of time, been rudely disrupted by overflowing sewage pumps, which have effectively soiled their properties with filth.

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