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All eyes on Metsimaholo municipality in the upcoming elections

SASOLBURG - All eyes will be on the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State ahead of the local government elections on 1 November. SABC News reports that the municipality, which includes Sasolburg in the northern Free State, has been troubled by political infighting and lapses in governance. According to SABC News, the council was dissolved in July 2017 almost a year after the 2016 local government elections, for failing to pass a budget. The municipality has been controlled by a coalition which included the Metsimaholo Community Association and the Democratic Alliance (DA), supported by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), but political parties unwilling to work together has resulted in roads in bad condition, unfinished RDP houses and a R22-million multi-purpose centre that is incomplete. The upcoming local elections will see residents head to the polls in attempt to elect a local governance that will better service delivery in the area.

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