Various municipalities are now finding it increasingly difficult to deliver water, sanitation and electricity to communities amid the outbreak, due to corruption and maladministration.
The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Gogta) has stressed out how most of the places are affected with a lack of service delivery.
Cogta department said the impact of the crisis on some areas has highlighted the slow pace of service delivery in some areas.
The Deputy Cooperative Governance Minister Parks Tau several municipalities are now finding it increasingly difficult to deliver water, sanitation and electricity to communities amid the outbreak due to pre-existing constraints, largely corruption and maladministration.
“Largely due to corruption and maladministration happening in municipalities over South African communities,” said Tau.
Tau said many South Africans raised concerns even before the outbreak of Covid-19, which makes it harder for service delivery.
“Communities have been raising concerns but there is water available nearby but the reality is that the municipality’s historical backgrounds prohibit them from being able to deliver those services,” said Tau.
He added that these are moments of reflection of the happenings in communities due to corruption and maladministration of municipalities.
In South African townships, there are serious need for service delivery most especially the local government, because most of the resources allocated do not reach out to them.
According to Cogta most of the communities are still without basic needs, due to the corruption that is happening through municipalities.
“Corruption makes it harder for the communities in SA to attain their service delivery (basic needs),” they said.