Task team tackles chaos

A new Buffalo City Metro rapid response task team (RRTT) aimed at fighting violent and disruptive service delivery protests was launched yesterday following a failed attempt to set up the team last year.

DAMAGE: A scene Buffalo City Metro wants to avoid through a new task team to troubleshoot residents complaints PICTURE: ALAN EASON

The launch of the RRTT was held at the East London City Hall yesterday in a glitzy event which, to the disappointment of the metro bosses, was poorly attended by invited guests.

The team, comprising 12 members, will be chaired by Sithembiso Khanyile, who is also a manager in executive mayor Xola Pakati’s office.

Khanyile will work closely with general managers in the metro’s various departments, including human settlements, roads, water leaks, electricity and solid waste.

Contact numbers of the 12 RRTT members can be accessed at BCM offices.

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