- The mayor of Emfuleni got hands' dirty cleaning up the town
- He walked the streets with his committee members and employees from service delivery departments cleaning up illegal dump sites
- His campaign will continue and cleanups are scheduled every fortnight
Jacob Khawe, mayor of Emfuleni Municipality, got his hands dirty in more ways than one. The local administration was under a cloud of corruption.
He promised during his inauguration that he would clean up the municipality. He kept his word and took to the streets in an operation to collect household waste and clear illegal dumps in the area.
The mayor was joined by members of the mayoral committee, senior managers and employees from service delivery departments.
Despite less than perfect conditions, ward councillors, local business owners, workers and volunteers from the community offered their support to the mayor.
Khawe issued a challenge to the residents of Emfuleni to work together and clean up the town.
“All of us must come together and fight illegal dumping. We rely on our residents to safeguard their environment. Cleanliness starts with communities,” he said, “I challenge all ward councillors to continue engaging communities in this cleaning campaign.”
The cleaning campaign will continue and take place every fortnight and target specific areas that require service delivery.
Resident Nomvula Zwane said she was stunned, “We know mayors as people in suits but Khawe comes down to the people and makes sure services are rendered to us.”
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