ANC gamesmanship frustrates intervention to rescue eThekwini

The national government’s Section 154 expert support intervention in troubled eThekwini metro has turned into a political football with allegations that the ANC provincial top brass has hijacked the process and drafted the terms of reference guiding the team deployed to save the municipality from total collapse.Section 154, which empowers the national government to provide support to a municipality by identifying blockages in financial oversight and controls, was introduced to assist eThekwini, which has faced a plethora of governance lapses.

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