Tau made the statement when he briefed the National Council of Province’s (NCOP) select committee on co-operative governance on interventions.
“It should be in normal duties that you support municipalities where there are limitations. It should be in the normal duties to monitor what transpires in municipalities, receive reports on a regular basis, intervene appropriately and ensure local government performs its functions,” he said.
Tau told the NCOP of plans to introduce a Bill that spells out a process to monitor and support municipalities before there was intervention.
He said placing a municipality under administration should come as a last resort.