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Mangaung residents demand that the municipality correct its “dysfunctional” management

Residents of Mangaung Municipality say they are fed up with “dysfunctional” management and changing demand. (Lindile Mbontsi, file)

  • Angry Mangaun residents said they were tired of managing dysfunction.
  • They demand that municipalities empower local businesses and boost job creation.
  • The city of Manguang has promised that if professional or skilled employment is involved, it is not limited to the locals.

Residents of Mangaung Municipality say they are fed up with “dysfunctional” management and changing demand.

The Mangaung Community Concern (MCC), a community forum, said it decided to express concern because the municipality failed to meet its promise to reduce unemployment.

Lili Tsoeu, a member of the MCC Commission, told News24 that the municipality was dysfunctional and had never provided the community with what it expected as a resident.

“There seems to be no response from the municipality to our cry about unemployment,” she said.

“We expect them to definitely reduce unemployment and promote empowerment of local businesses.”

This was after a 15-year-old boy was shot dead during a protest at Mangaun on Monday morning.

Read | Teens were killed and seven were arrested during a fierce protest in Mangaun

Last Friday, the municipality condemned the protest and said it relied on closing or partially providing services as a result.

“The city’s security plan had to be reviewed to address those on a mission to destabilize municipalities in their daily activities.

“As a city, we helped understand the real problem by joining these groups.

“Some of these groups claim to represent Mangaun’s inhabitants, but have they just hijacked legitimate community concerns for their interests, means, and purposes? Seems like, “the municipality added.

In an effort to find a solution, the city has committed when professional or skilled employment is involved, there is no expectation that it will be limited to the locals.

Advertisements for the further intake of regular workers and important posts will be published in local newspapers and the official platform of the municipality from May 19-21.

The municipality addressed the issue of appointing local contractors and said such a request was unjustified and the city could not accept it.

He added that this would be a disadvantage if the locals wanted to do business outside of Mangaun and violated national law regarding the rights of others.

“On subcontracting, it was agreed that this was not negotiable. [that] Local businesses must subcontract everything. “

Tsoeu said the municipality will meet with Free State Prime Minister Sefora Hixsonia-Ntombela on Tuesday to address the issue.

Mangaung residents demand that the municipality correct its “dysfunctional” management

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