Stephanie Saville
Editor
1 minute read
1 Feb 2008
00:00

HOW ODD: Local Govt in the bogs

Stephanie Saville

Answering the call of nature for Umgungundlovu employees is proving to be a bit of a problem. Sources yesterday told The Witness that the cash-strapped municipality has run out of toilet paper. Humiliated employees have resorted to bringing their own and one senior manager allegedly forked out from his own pocket to buy some rolls for the staff toilets.

Answering the call of nature for Umgungundlovu employees is proving to be a bit of a problem.

Sources yesterday told The Witness that the cash-strapped municipality has run out of toilet paper. Humiliated employees have resorted to bringing their own and one senior manager allegedly forked out from his own pocket to buy some rolls for the staff toilets.

“The situation is dire,” said one source. “They have no money.”

Several sources said that there was no paper for photostating or printing and even if there was paper, machines are out of toner. The computer server has been down for two months and printers linked to the system can’t function anyway.

Staff were allegedly instructed not to leak the current situation to the press.