The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Madibeng has filed a Motion of No
Confidence against the Executive Mayor, Justina Mothibe, which will be tabled at the next General Council meeting.
According to DA’s Caucus Leader in Madibeng Local Municipality, Jan Van Rhyn the motion follows the Mayor’s failure to provide leadership and
oversight within the municipality leading to a collapse in service
delivery, corruption and mismanagement going unabated, the municipality has been getting adverse qualified audit opinions for four consecutive financial years.
The date for the meeting will be confirmed as the newly appointed
Administrator and his team first need to start with their duties and no
council meetings can be held until such a time.
“Madibeng is in shambles due to a lack of maintenance to the
infrastructure; roads are filled with potholes, broken streetlights are
never fixed, refuse is not collected as the contractor hired refuses to
work due to non-payment. There are continuous water interruptions which leave residents without water for days and sometimes weeks”.
“The industrial areas also spend days without electricity which affects
operations and productivity leading to a loss of money for companies. The municipality has been plagued by corruption and mismanagement, from their ill-advised investment in VBS to municipal officials using the
municipality’s bank account to pay for their personal DSTV and clothing accounts. To date, no one has been charged or held accountable.
The Mayor has shown a total lack of will to root out corruption, improve
service delivery or serve the interest of the community of Madibeng.
The DA will start lobbying all councillors to put aside political
differences and put the community of Madibeng first by voting out the
Mayor from her position. In 2019, Mayor Mothibe was recalled by the ANC but she refused to vacate
her position, showing a total disregard to be held accountable for her failures as Mayor. Madibeng needs new leadership that will fight corruption, hire fit for purpose individuals across departments and restore service delivery,” said Van Rhyn.