The Phalaborwa crisis heads to parliament

14 November 2018  Read: 90


There are only a couple of days remaining until the deadline for a response by the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality to a memorandum handed to mayor Pule Shayi by his ratepayers. At the time of going to print this week, George Hepburn, chairperson of the Phalaborwa Rate Payers Association, confirmed that he has heard nothing but deafening silence from within the halls of the big brown building in the centre of town. Whether the municipality will once again fail to meet their deadline remains to be seen.

In the meantime, the DA’s Member of Parliament, Desireé van der Walt has taken the plight of the Phalaborwa residents to Cape Town. This week she collected completed petition forms containing 2 246 signatures, and two bound books comprising all the letters written by school children begging their mayor for water.

These documents flew with her to parliament on Tuesday morning where she presented them to the minister in the hopes that the plight of the Phalaborwa residents will now finally be highlighted and acted upon accordingly.




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