‘No Need for Mayors in SA’


South African municipalities should do away with mayorships to ensure that services are delivered to the communities they serve.

This is the contention of attorney at Webber Wentzel, Michael Evans.

He says that the Local Government Municipal Structures Act allows for an executive council to be set up.

Its members should also be representative of parties that dominated during the local government elections.

He says that this will ensure that one party will not dominate municipal council and will also ensure that the public enjoys proper service delivery.

Evans was speaking as there are more than 60 hung municipalities following the last week’s local government elections.

Many political parties are strategizing to establish coalitions to take over the running of the affected municipalities.

[Header image: Tshwane Mayoral Chain / The Sowetan]

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