Despite more than R2-billion in unauthorised and irregular expenditure, crumbling infrastructure and poor service delivery, the Mahikeng local municipality appointed a municipal manager who did not meet basic criteria for the post.
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Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.
The law was challenged in response to raids in inner Johannesburg seemingly targeting illegal immigrants and the highest court has pronounced itself 10 days before an election in which then mayor Herman Mashaba has campaigned on an anti-foreigner ticket