Alex Japho Matlala
3 minute read
23 Sep 2019
6:12 am

Greater Tzaneen municipality hires ‘bouncers’ to stop disruptions

Alex Japho Matlala

Desperate service providers turn violent in bid to get municipality to cough up on unpaid invoices.

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

A Limpopo local municipality has been criticised for appointing a second security company after a spate of attacks and disruptions of council meetings in recent weeks. The Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality in the Mopani region has appointed a security company that uses bouncers to try to stop the ongoing disruptions. The company was appointed last week at a cost of R700,000 to provide a high-level security at the municipal offices for a period of a month. The municipality has another security company providing that service already. According to the municipal records, the company forks out nearly R1 million a month...