Court orders dissolution of Makana council in ground-breaking ruling


It was the sight of families forced to live in homes surrounded by sewage in Makhanda’s Extension 6 township which prompted the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) to launch an application to place the beleaguered Makana municipality under administration. 

UPM’s founder, Ayanda Kota, and his 800-membership social movement were vindicated yesterday, welcoming the ground-breaking judgment in the Eastern Cape High Court which found that the Makana municipality had failed to provide services to the community and was thus in breach of the constitution...

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