The Madibeng mayor, Jostina Mothibe, denied any knowledge of the illegal R30 million investment with the VBS bank during the municipality’s appearance before the Provincial Public Accounts Committee (PPAC) on Friday 7 September 2018.
Madibeng municipal revenue management officials will visit Village Mall in Hartbeespoort on Friday, 14 September 2018, to assist consumers with the consumer accounts payment incentive and indigent registration.
Despite the fact that the Madibeng municipality incurred R562 million in irregular expenditure during the 2016/2017 financial year and rates as one of the top municipalities which contributed to the most irregular expenditure in the country, it is not one of the eight municipalities in North West that were placed under administration the past week.
The Madibeng municipality is one of four municipalities in the North West which invested in the VBS Mutual Bank that has to appear before the Provincial Public Accounts Committee (Scopa) to account for the investment.
The Madibeng Speaker has for a second time refused to introduce a motion to remove the mayor, Jostina Mothibe, during a council meeting.
The information technology company that was responsible for the shutdown of the Madibeng municipality’s operations last week, seem to be holding the municipality’s information and communications technology (ICT) equipment ransom for R22 million, while its director/owner is currently serving a suspended sentence after being convicted of fraud.
The Madibeng Local Municipality is one of ten in the North West Province that is dysfunctional.
Sewage spills in Hartbeespoort have now become a health threat and it is feared that boreholes in the area might now be polluted.
The bankrupt Madibeng Municipality, that is struggling to pay it service providers, now wants to send its mayor and newly appointed municipal manager to Malaysia at a whopping cost of over a R1 million.
The Madibeng municipality owes just short of R60 million to bulk water suppliers and the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane announced on Monday that municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills, have until early next month to start paying their debt or the water will be choked.
‘n Gesondheidsrisiko dreig in Hartbeespoort na vier rioolpompstasies die afgelope week vir vyf dae buite werking was weens verstopte hooflyne. Riool het in erwe, dreine, strate en selfs in wasbakke opgestoot.