EASTERN CAPE PREMIER RESPONDS TO SAKHISIZWE CIVIL SOCIETY’S REQUEST FOR DRASTIC INTERVENTION IN THE GOVERNANCE OF SAKHISIZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Eastern Cape Premier Responds to Sakhisizwe Civil Society’s request for drastic intervention in the governance of Sakhisizwe Local Municipality
26 June 2020
The University of Witwatersand’s Centre for Applied Legal Studies(CALS), acting on behalf of CALUSA and the Sakhisizwe Civil Society Structures Forum, wrote to the Premier of Eastern Cape calling for drastic intervention in the governance of Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, by dissolving the council and appointing an interim administrator in terms of s139(1)(c) of the Constitution within 30 days.
On 12 June, the Premier’s office responded, seeking an extension of the 30 day deadline by 2 weeks.
The Premier’s office has now responded, in a letter dated 24 June 2020, saying the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs continues to give support to the Municipality and that a turnaround plan is being implemented in terms of section 154 of the Constitution.
CALUSA has instructed CALS to request, from the office of the Premier, access to the turnaround plan which is allegedly being implemented by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. We intend to study the plan carefully and determine a way forward.
Issued by the Cala University Students Association (CALUSA)
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