The Union’s Provincial Secretary, Thabang Tseuoa, says this is a step in the right direction after the municipality has failed to deliver services, pay employees their salaries, pension funds, medical aids and other third parties.
He says although they welcome this decision they are still of the view that it should be dissolved. The cash-strapped municipality is still in the red with the power utility, Eskom, and water boards.
Maluti-A-Phofung owes Eskom approximately R2 billion for bulk electricity supply and the water board over R200 million.
OFM News reported that opposition parties have also since welcomed the decision, stating that residents in Harrismith, Kestell, Phuthaditjhaba have suffered enough.