DA files motion of no confidence in Madibeng mayor

Mayor Jostina Mothibe

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Madibeng has filed a motion of no confidence (MONC) in the executive mayor, Jostina Mothibe, which will be tabled at the next general council meeting.

DA Caucus Leader in Madibeng, Cllr Jan van Rhyn said the motion follows the mayor’s failure to provide leadership and oversight within the municipality which has led to a collapse in service delivery, corruption and mismanagement of the municipality.

The date for the meeting will be confirmed once the new administrator and his team start their duties. “Madibeng needs new leadership that will fight corruption, hire fit for purpose individuals across departments and restore service delivery,” Van Rhyn said. “The DA will start lobbying all councillors to put aside political differences and put the community of Madibeng first by voting out the mayor out of her position.”

“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 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.”

Van Rhyn said Mothibe has shown a total lack of will to root out corruption, improve service delivery or serve the interest of the community of Madibeng.

“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.”