Alex Japho Matlala
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19 Sep 2019
6:20 am

Service providers storm Greater Tzaneen council over unpaid invoices

Alex Japho Matlala

Municipal manager Serapelo Matlala opened a criminal case after he was allegedly assaulted in the fracas.

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality buildings, Tzaneen. Picture: Letaba Herald

A special council sitting in the Greater Tzaneen local municipality came to an abrupt halt when angry service providers disrupted the meeting in a bid to force the municipality to pay their invoices. The municipality confirmed yesterday that manager Serapelo Matlala was assaulted. “Matlala opened a case of common assault at the Tzaneen police station on Friday after he was allegedly assaulted during the fracas,” said municipality spokesperson Nevil Ndlala. According to Ndlala, a group of people working for a construction company under Tshiamiso Trading CC forcefully entered the council chamber and demanded payment of their invoices. “The group pointed...