Mpumalanga to establish metros

METRO: The Mpumalanga capital city of Mbombela could soon become a metropolitan municipality. PICTURE BY

The Mpumalanga province could have a metro…

This was proposed during a two-day meeting to Premier David Mabuza – the Premier’s Coordinating Forum meeting in Mbombela last week.

DD Mabuza’s spokesman, Zibonele Mncwango, said the proposal was made for the province to consider having at least two metros.

He said the first metropolitan municipality would be a combination of eMalahleni, Steve Tshwete, Victor Khanye and Emakhazeni.

He said the other metro would be “the consolidation of the city of Mbombela and Nkomazi municipalities” and that according to the proposal “another consolidation will be explored around Govan Mbeki as the neighbouring municipality [of eMalahleni municipality]”.

“This will eliminate unguided settlement growths – informal  settlements resulting in rising costs of eradicating informal settlements, proper resettlement of communities, and the provision of basic services,” Mncwango added.

(edited by ZK)

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