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KwaZulu-Natal mayors and municipalities, whose citizens feel that they are not performing, could be in the spotlight on Friday when an Idols-style public voting initiative reaches its climax.
The Municipal Excellence Awards gives members of the public a chance to vote for those they believe deliver services, while the laggards who fail to get cellphone and SMS votes will be exposed to the cold glare of publicity, say the organisers, the KZN Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The ceremony on Friday at Durban’s ICC will be attended by municipal officials, mayors, and councillors.
All the mayors in KZN will take to the stage in order of the number of votes they have received.
In addition, there is an incentive for the public to vote.
A lucky draw will be held during the ceremony, and one voter will stand a chance to win a stay at a luxury hotel and share a table with his or her favourite mayor.
“We are increasingly coming up with new ways to put pressure on municipal leadership to take responsibility, and we aim to expose those municipalities where there is lack of service delivery,” said the department MEC, Nomusa Dube.
To vote for your favourite mayor, call 083 900 7685, or SMS your choice for the award to 33810.