Opposition parties boycott Mangaung Mayor’s inauguration

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Opposition parties in the Mangaung Metro Municipality have stated that they will be boycotting the mayoral inauguration of Olly Mlamleli which will be held in Bloemfontein on Friday. The Democratic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, and Economic Freedom Fighters all say that they will not be a part of this wasteful expenditure. DA Caucus Chairperson in the Mangaung Metro, David Masoeu, says the municipality is apparently waiting for a loan in order to pay service providers who haven’t been paid on time…

“The Mangaung people are in dire straits in terms of not having jobs, and there is no service delivery within the municipality. And yet the executive mayor has decided that she is going to go ahead with celebrations to glorify herself at the expense of taxpayers,” says Masoeu.

EFF party leader in the Mangaung Council, Jabavu Sebolai, says that the mayor could have been inaugurated during a council sitting. Professor Elizabeth Snyman-Van Deventer of the FF Plus says they will also not take part in the inauguration.

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News