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Peer’s paraffin was no polonium sandwich, but it gave her a conscience

The tale of how an acting mayor's nearish-death experience made her focus on service delivery is quite magical

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It’s incredible what a near-death experience can do to a person’s civic conscience. Or, if you’re Fawzia Peer, the acting mayor of eThekwini, what an alleged kinda sorta nearish-death, maybe, experience can do.

Just a year ago, Peer was telling ratepayers where they could stick their complaints.

“I’m not here for service delivery,” she infamously snapped at one of the citizens who pays her specifically to deliver services, before adding: “I’m not here to answer to you.”..

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