Much like Champagne Socialists, #TheAfricanWay also seems to be party until taxpayer’s money runs out, then blame the whites! The Free State is a perfect example of what Trump meant with the term sh*thole, with plundered into bankruptcy municipalities, like Mangat-in, MaLOOTi-a-Poefie and Meteens-soos-myholo being perfect examples of where South Africa as a whole is headed.
The National Council of Provinces, which is yet another useless trough eating quango (created purely to extract salaries, fees and expenses), is going to visit the Malooti-a-Poefie municipality in the Free State. The municipality is responsible for the MISmanagement and looting of the Harrismith, Kestell and QuaQua areas. As small as it is, Malooti-a-Poefie owes Eskom a massive R 5, 2 Billion and electricity is stolen on such a large scale, that it is feared that the network could totally collapse. The decision to take the field trip, was taken in a virtual meeting (online) when 3 municipalities of the Free State, all 3 plundered into administration, appeared before the National Council of Provinces (NCP).
Joining Malooti-a-Poefie was the Mangat-in (Bloemfontein) and Meteens-soos-myholo (Sasolburg). Please note the spelling of these “radically transformed” entities. Transformed means no whites, black run and looted into bankruptcy in the ANC jargon. As SA-News recently reported that Malooti-a-Poefie‘s sewage treatment plant hasn’t been working for months and that the sewage just runs through it untreated, mixing with blood from the abattoir, flowing into the Wilge river until it reaches the Vaal dam. Amos Goliath, administrator of Malooti, told the NCP that Malooti’s income was also R60 million less in April due to the lockdown.
The NCP also indicated that it wants to visit Meteens-soos-myholo which last held an ordinary council meeting a year ago. The 3 municipalities that appeared before the NCP comprises a population which is almost 70% of the Free State population. The Welkom municipality was not before the NCP, although it also owes Billions to Eskom and Sedibeng Water. Welkom was not placed under administration yet. SA-News has asked before, why can’t consumers pay their bills direct to Eskom to prevent criminal councilors pocketing it?
The current administrator of Malooti, Amos Goliath, told the NCP virtual meeting that the crux of the problem facing his looted shell of a municipality, is that the current mayor, speaker and chief whip of the council, resisted his own and his predecessor administrator’s efforts, because they wanted illegal tenders and appointments to go through. And so another useless exercise was concluded because all the NCP will do is draw up a report and visit the municipalities. They did not say when because it seems it is still. #LockdownForever.
The same NCP meeting also heard that the ANC controlled Bloemfontein Metro (Mangat-in) , which has an executive mayor with a huge salary, the corrupt to the bone Olly Mlamleli, as well as an administrator appointed by the Province, plans to increase rates and taxes by a percentage point which is above inflation on 1 July. The DA has noted that this is despite the fact that the salary account for officials has increased with R400 Million per year since Mlamleli took over as mayor.
Typical ANC, the more they steal, the more cadres they appoint and the less services they deliver. It is a system of the tyranny of the majority made possible by the black majority voters, no doubt about that. Mlamleli has also told the National Council of Provinces that the Bloemfontein Metro has no long term financial plan and is waiting for the Treasury to help with this. The Bloemfontein Metro now wants to save on various items. For instance it has not budgeted any money for the Metro Police for the next financial year. This is now the same Metro Police which has not been created yet, although they have appointed a head for the force who they now have to pay a salary although he has no personnel yet. While the Metro Police head has no personnel, he has a Nyala personnel riot vehicle to his disposal which they bought through the third party middleman, Mothebe Wheels at way above what the factory asks for it.
Centlec, which is the Bloemfontein Metro’s electricity distributor, has not submitted a budget yet. The legacy of Ace Magashule, the current ANC Secretary General, and former Free State Premier lives on. It really does seem that the Free State faces total ruin and that there is just not any possible solutions anymore except to hide behind the “apartheid’s fault” excuse, or is it Trump’s fault now? We should not be surprised. Everything in South Africa will end up like this. It is #TheAfricanWay.