Mohita Latchminarain wants to do away with potholes in badly run Dipaleseng

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Mohita Singh wants to do away with potholes in badly run Dipaleseng
PATCHWORK: Public works MEC Mohita Singh has declared a province-wide war against potholes. PICTURE BY 013NEWS

A provincial tour led by public works MEC Mohita Latchminarain reached one of Mpumalanga’s most badly run and corrupt municipalities to patch potholes.


The MEC visited the town of Balfour in Dipaleseng local municipality.

Dipaleseng is one of the province’s most corrupt municipalities, currently refusing to release a section 106 report that implicated the entire municipal leadership in abject corruption involving close to R100-million that disappeared from municipal coffers in just 12 months.

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Latchminarain said she dreams of a Mpumalanga that has good road networks.

She will visit other municipalities in a roll out of the same programme…

Mohita Singh wants to do away with potholes in badly run Dipaleseng
A delivery truck is stuck in one of Balfour’s bad roads. PIC 013NEWS

Latchminarain said as government they will continue to focus on the “bad state of roads” and make sure things change for the better.

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During the programme Latchminarain carried bags of asphalt and assisted the workers to patch potholes.

Dipaleseng mayor Khethiwe Moeletsi joined Latchminarain during the potholes patching tour…

“We acknowledge that it is a mammoth task,” Latchminarain said.

“We will continuously try in all our capacity to fight the bad states of roads in the province,” she said.

(edited by MLM)
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