Byline: Andani Matumba

08 August 2022

Gert Sibande District Municipality’s (GSDM) held its Mayoral Imbizo at KwaDela sports ground in Davel, Msukaligwa Municipality on Friday, 05 August 2022 were Executive Mayor, Cllr Walter Mngomezulu committed to elevate all the service delivery concerns raised by KwaDela residents to the GSDM District Development Model Forum for a speedy intervention.

Executive Mayor of GSDM, Cllr Walter Mngomezulu addressing the community members of Davel during the Mayoral Imbizo

Cllr Mgomezulu was responding to countless basic service delivery challenges that the community raised during the Imbizo, and in his intervention, was joined by the Executive Mayor of Msukaligwa Local Municipality, Cllr Mapulane Nkosi joined, Executive Mayors from Lekwa, Chief Albert Luthuli, and Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme municipalities.

The challenges raised by the residents included raw sewer spillages, lack of proper roads, lack of provision of services residential stands and poor electrical infrastructure.

“I want to assure all of you the residents of KwaDela and surrounding areas that this Imbizo is not just a ticking of the box exercise, but that all the challenges you have raised will be addressed through the District Development Model,” said Cllr Mngomezulu to a round of applause from the packed sports grounds.

He also commended the residents of KwaDela for coming out in large numbers and raising their issues with their elected leaders during the Imbizo.

Community members of Davel, Msukuligwa Municipality laying out their grievances during the Mayoral Imbizo