Notice of a Motion:

Mr S. Mazosiwe moved without notice that the Council:-

1. Notes that at least 85 poor people have lost their houses under dubious circumstances in the DA-controlled Midvaal Local Municipality amidst damning findings by the Public Protector against the municipality;

2. Further notes that among others, one victim`s house was demolished just three months before he would have paid the final instalment thereof and the house of another family who owed the municipality R 2 000, was auctioned and sold for R 100 by unscrupulous people who are now selling it for R 400 000;

3. Acknowledges the findings of the Public Protector that the law firm that acted on behalf of the municipality in these matters, had been improperly and irregularly appointed by the council through a system designed to favour them with contracts; and

4. Calls on the Provincial Government to intervene as a matter of urgency to prevent the further sale of houses and to root out these draconic actions of the council.

I so move.