Ngubentombi lauded for township office

New township officesThe ongoing construction of new municipal offices in Zamdela, Sasolburg, has been met with widespread adulation from the local residents, who see it as a good move by the municipality to bring services closer to the people.

The department of public works started erecting the new building which has a chamber for council meetings, early this year. The idea to build the municipal offices in Zamdela was first conceived by the late former MEC for health, Fezi Ngubentombi, when she was the mayor of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality.

The current mayor, Brutus Mahlaku, affirmed that his predecessor had a brilliant vision for the municipality, and had done a splendid job while she was mayor.

“The late comrade Fezi had done so much during her tenure as mayor. There are many projects that she initiated with the local oil company Sasol in her quest for this area to become one of the best in the province.

“When she moved to the provincial level, we were awed by her unwavering work ethic and dedication to service delivery. She ensured that she left Metsimaholo with a council chamber to host council meetings,” said Mahlaku.

Government to build flats for Zamdela residents

New flatsGovernment envisages that the construction of a Community Residents Unit (CRU) in Sasolburg will go a long way in addressing the problem of overcrowded flats in Zamdela, says the mayor of Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Brutus Mahlaku. Mahlaku said some residents will be allocated stands while others will wait for government to build them RDP houses.

“It is not everyone who will lay their hands on this form of lodging, given the high demand. However, we do promise that people who want stands will get them after all due processes. The CRU project will be a welcome relief as you might be aware that it is not too far from the new municipal building,” said Mahlaku.

He said the project will be spearheaded by the provincial government and will benefit people who do not qualify for RDP houses and stands.

“These flats will be for people who do not qualify for RDPs and stands. Stands will be allocated at Boschhoek to those who want them. We are aware that many people want to live in their own houses,” said Mahlaku.

Metsimaholo buys trucks to improve service delivery

The Metsimaholo Local Municipality has acquired a fleet of trucks and construction vehicles to the tune of R10.5-million in an effort to strengthen service delivery.


The vehicles include three cherry pickers, two rubbish trucks as well as the TLB front and end loader.


Metsimaholo Local Municipality mayor, Brutus Mahlaku, said the municipality had been operating with old vehicles some of which were bought in the 1970s. He said the municipality will procure new vehicles for use in areas such as Refengkgotso.


“This is just the introduction of what will be happening this year. We will be bringing in new vehicles to accelerate service delivery to our residents and to all areas that need us to provide services. You have witnessed that we are indeed serious about service delivery. We bought three cherry pickers; street lights and trees that are growing taller will be well managed with using such vehicles.


“We also bought two rubbish trucks for Deneysville and Oranjeville areas. The TLB front and end loader will help at the cemeteries and at the illegal dumping sides. We are expecting two compact trucks and two sewer trucks to help the two areas which are still using the septic tanks. These outstanding vehicles will arrive in our region within a short space of time and we believe that they will please our communities,” said Mahlaku.