GROBLERSDAL – Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) recently held its annual strategic planning session at the Loskop Dam outside Groblersdal.
In his opening address, SDM Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, told the audience that the situation in the district was abnormal and therefore the session ought to address that by being business unusual.
Ramaila vowed to continue his fight against fraud and corruption and requested that the South African Police Service (Saps) move with speed in arresting all perpetrators of wrong doing in the institution.
“An accounting officer has also been requested to seriously apply consequence management as those found breaking the laws are punished,” said Ramaila.
Executive Mayor Ramaila said while he was deeply affected by the cases whereas monies went out of Sekhukhune, he would not be deterred from finding the culprits and making sure they were punished.
He said Saps, Treasury, Coghsta and the banking society was part of the strategic planning session in order to assist him to continue to rebrand, remodel and repackage the district municipality.
“I stand before you as a broken man. I am being referred in some quarters as ‘Mamillion and the face of corruption’. However, my conscience is very clear that I will investigate, uproot and make public fraud and corruption cases in the municipality,” said Ramaila.
The Executive Mayor concluded that together with his leadership collective, they would fight against the syndicate operating within until the end of their term.
“I will clean this municipality whether officials like it or not,” concluded Ramaila.