The basic fleet of the Emfuleni municipality in Gauteng has been repossessed following the failure of payments to service providers, a routine to which all municipalities are subject to.
The municipality, which is one of three local municipalities making up the Sedibeng District in Gauteng, had its entire fleet repossessed by Bidwest on Wednesday due to mismanagement, Briefly.co.za learned.
The shocking news of the repossession prompted OUTA to request that the government dissolve the failing municipality.
Aside from not making the payments for the vesicles, The South African reported the municipality also failed to uphold the financial arrangement it made with Eskom and Rand Water, to name only a few of the service providers.
Since news broke of the repossession, the Democratic Alliance (DA) made a statement, which states the situation was caused by an unqualified admin manager.
The DA added the position for the admin manager post was never advertised, the candidate was merely transferred from the office of the speaker to the municipality, The Citizen reported.
According to the municipality's manager, Oupa Nkoane, the admin manager only has matric and the job description listed a BA degree and five-years experience in the field as a minimum requirement.
The party has since called for the current, unqualified admin manager, Velile Mkhotwana, to be sacked and for the position to be filled by a competent candidate.
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