Ramaphosa calls for end to infighting in local governments
This media article discusses the speech given by President Ramaphosa at the Local Government Summit 2022 in Gauteng. It was attended by senior officials and leaders from all levels of government including mayors, municipal managers, and chief financial officers. Ramaphosa urged delegates to end the political discord and infighting in municipalities. Cadre deployment was also one of the issues raised by the President citing findings from a recent Auditor General's report that discussed the state of local government in South Africa. It had identified issues that had contributed to their poor performance. He said political contestation and infighting was “wreaking havoc” within municipalities, which ultimately prevented economic growth and service delivery.