Makhado Municipality's official spokesperson, Mr Peter Magwala, said on Monday that all members of the committee are chosen by the mayor by virtue of the powers given to her by council, according to a resolution of council.
The council's resolution was adopted on April 12 at a special council meeting.
said that the committee had developed and adopted an action plan which would guide the whole process.
"In accordance with this action plan, members of the committee will interact with a lot of stakeholders to inform them about the process of renaming and how it is going to unfold."He
said that he
would make the action plan available to the Zoutpansberger but nothing had been received at the time of going to press.
When asked why the Chairpersons Association
was not represented on the committee, Magwala
said that the committee was composed of councillors.
"This committee is going to consult sufficiently with all stakeholders; it does not necessarily require them to be part of the committee.Just imagine how big the committee would be if all stakeholders were part of the committee," Magwala
said.The initial committee comprised two traditional leaders, six ANC councillors, one UDM councillor and one ACDP councillor.
Concerning the freedom or not of the Democratic Alliance
to appoint their own representatives on other portfolio committees, Magwala
said: "If legislation says that the party may submit their names, that will be done.