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MMC Motsamai leads operations aimed at maintaining law and order in Midvaal

Residents are urged to submit building plans for consideration and approval to the Municipality otherwise the use of the property is against municipal by-laws.

MIDVAAL. – Midvaal Local Municipality (MLM) MMC for Development and Planning Mokete Motsamai, last week led various operations within the municipality to ensure that law and order are maintained.

Speaking about the first phase of the operation, Motsamai said he was joined by De Deur SAPS and Crime Prevention Wardens in conducting an inspection blitz in the local shops of De Deur.

“The aim is to promote the social well-being of our people. I have noted with great concern the continued health and safety hazard by non-compliant local spaza shops, which is a potential danger to human health.

“We are committed to continue conducting these law enforcement operations, especially where the health and safety of our people is concerned. We also urge our people to be extra careful and check the foodstuff items they buy. All the confiscated items were destroyed,” Motsamai stated.

During the second phase of the operation, Motsamai, together with the Building Control and the MLM Law enforcement team.
“We issued contravention notices to 3 guest houses to immediately seize operations until such time that the property owners rectify the contraventions by submitting building plans or the buildings will be demolished.

Motsamai said the concerns the Municipality has around illegal buildings include possible loss of life should the illegal structure collapse and loss of revenue as the structure is illegal and not on the municipality revenue database for electricity, water, sewer, zand waste services and failure to comply with the National Building Standards Act.

“Residents are urged to submit building plans for consideration and approval to the Municipality otherwise the use of the property is against municipal by-laws. These operations will continue to clamp down on illegal buildings in our area.”

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