REHOBOTH, Aug. 16 – Rehoboth Community leaders yesterday (Tuesday) sought legal advice in an effort to bring a stop to the “relentless and continued corruption” at the Rehoboth Town Council (RTC).
This followed unsuccessful efforts late last month to remove acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Willie Swarts from the premises of the RTC. The community leaders, Abraham Keibid, Pastor Basi van Wyk, Tony Daniël, Jan J. van Wyk and Lilly Rickerts are under the impression that the responsible Minister is “not serious” to call to order the Swapo-led council.
“Swapo has over the past months ‘disciplined’ some of its members for speaking against the wrong doings of the party. However, the Swapo Party has failed to discipline its councilors who support corruption and corrupt practices at the Rehoboth Town Council,” they remarked.
According to these leaders, the Rehoboth Community is up in arms and has requested their leaders to mobilize the masses to block the B1 highway north of Rehoboth in order to force authorities to attend to the problems at the RTC.
The residents were however advised follow other avenues, thus the quest for legal advice. Action will include an urgent application to the High Court to remove Swarts from the Council, whilst Swapo Councilors will be held personally responsible for all expenditure and damages caused by Swarts, during his “illegal” reign at the Council, the leaders fumed.
Their lawyers are ready to commence immediately as stated today (Wednesday) and documents in support of the case need to be submitted this Friday, with the formal application to be filed during the last week of August.- Marshallino Beukes
Picture: Rehoboth’s outstanding balance and overdue account at Nampower, dated 09 August 2017.