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MangaungTimesLIVE reports that the Mangaung municipality has dismissed five municipal officials over allegations that they sold municipal land illegally to community members.  

Mangaung spokesperson Qondile Khedama confirmed the dismissals and encouraged victims and community members to report anyone who was selling municipal land or flats to the police or municipality.  The action by the municipality came as it intensified its Operation Patala - which translates to "pay up" - to get communities to pay their municipal debt.  Khedama indicated that the municipality would be starting to evict some of the residents who bought land or moved into municipal flats illegally.  “Alternative accommodation is offered to people who are unemployed and can no longer afford to pay rent.  But, they will be subjected to the requirements to qualify for a free informal settlement site.  The sites are available in our informal settlement at Matlharantlheng in Phase 6,” Khedama said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Noxolo Majavu at TimesLIVE

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