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Oudtshoorn. 18 Januarie 2012. 14h00. The Municipal Manager, Thandekile Mnyimba issued this media release earlier today…
UPDATE ON IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN THE OUDTSHOORN MUNICIPALITY
The following items some of which have received wide coverage in the media have been identified by the office of the Municipal Manager as important and need to be attended to by release of an update
or status to inform the citizens of the greater Oudtshoorn and all other stakeholders.
Alleged theft of sand and stone by the Executive Mayor
Internal processes to attend to the recent incident of the alleged theft of sand and stone by the Executive Mayor, Aldm Gordon April, are in progress. The numerous media reports that have emerged recently on the criminal case laid against the Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Aldm Gordon April have reached the office of the Municipal Manager.
The Municipal Manager, Mr. Thandekile Mnyimba is writing a report to the office of the Speaker, Aldm John Stoffels to further investigate the matter. The Speaker, will then set up a committee that will further probe on the issue and report back to the Speaker on its findings. The Speaker will afterwards table a report to Council for Council to resolve on the matter.
Disciplinary against Community Services Director
The Oudtshoorn Municipality have entered into a settlement agreement with the Director of Community Services Mr. Walter Hendricks which will be table before Council for endorsement. The settlement was reached amicably.
High Court application against Council
We can confirm that the application submitted by Mr. Allen Paulse against the Council on appointment of senior managers will be heard on 25 January 2012 in the Cape High Court. Council intends to defend the application.
Oudtshoorn Municipality GG Camp Mayoral Relief
The Oudtshoorn Municipality confirms that the 10 000 Euros reported to have been donated by our strategic partner, Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands have been received.
The Municipal Manager, Mr. Mnyimba will soon visit the victims of the GG Camp Fire tragedy to acquaint himself with the situation of the affected people. “I am closely monitoring the activities around the interventions to bring relief to the affected people and no money has been spent as yet on the donations received,” says Mr. Mnyimba.
The Executive Mayoral Committee which has initiated the establishment of the fund is still to take decision on when and how the money will be spent to relieve the affected people.
We furthermore request any other individuals / institutions to continue donating to the emergency fund. The particulars for the account number are as follows:
Oudtshoorn Municipality – GG Camp Mayoral Relief Fund
330 073 435
By the way… Where will Council get the R1.4m to fund the “amicable settlement” with Walter Hendricks?