KZN municipalities have failed, Premier Zikalala admits

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has made a frank admission about local government in the province, saying local municipalities had failed to live up to the expectation of a high level of service to the province’s citizens.

Zikalala made the remarks when he presented the State of the Province Address before a full sitting of the KZN Legislature on Friday, in which he sought to assure the citizens that the provincial government is ready to tackle the challenges facing the province, especially at local level. He noted the number of service delivery protests that had been witnessed across the province, saying in most cases this reflected the unhappiness over poor service delivery.

“It is true that some KZN municipalities have failed to live up to their mandate,” said Zikalala, who added that the decline in governance and service delivery would not be allowed to continue.

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