Oudtshoorn officially under administration

Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell said the intervention was a 'last resort'.

FILE: The municipality has been mired in controversy, which has seen service delivery being seriously affected. Picture: Facebook.

OUDTSHOORN - Oudtshoorn Municipality has officially been put under administration.

The move comes after a political power struggle resulted in a dysfunctional council, which could not approve the Karoo town's budget.

#Oudtshoorn The move comes after a political power struggle resulted in a dysfunctional council, which could not approve the town's budget.

The municipality has been mired in controversy, which has seen service delivery being seriously affected.

This is after two years of political instability due to a power struggle among political parties.

Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell was in Oudtshoorn, where he revealed several interventions.

Bredell said the intervention by national and provincial government comes as a last resort.

#Oudtshoorn Local government MEC Anton Bredell says the intervention by national and provincial government is a last resort. SS

He says the newly-appointed administrator aims to fix some of the glaring issues in the council.

"A financial recovery plan is crucial... We also need to look at the sewerage issues within the municipality and then certainly also the Cango Caves."

Bredell added they are focused on improving public participation in the affairs of the council.