Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
17 Oct 2019
6:15 am

Load shedding saves Limpopo mayor from grilling by committee

Alex Japho Matlala

Angry residents of Mogalakwena have accused the parliamentary committee of hatching a plot to dent the image of their 'hard-working mayor' Andrina Matsemela.

Limpopo's Mogalakwena Municipality Mayor Andrina Matsemela. Picture: Letaba Herald.

The mayor of the embattled Mogalakwena local municipality and her subordinates were yesterday saved by load shedding during a grilling by parliament’s portfolio committee on cooporative governance, led by former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Muthambi, meanwhile, was accused by angry residents of Mogalakwena of hatching a plot to dent the image of their “hard-working mayor”, Andrina Matsemela. In the Vhembe region last week, some councillors and section 57 managers from Makhado, Collins Chabane and Vhembe district municipalities also accused Muthambi of using the committee to settle political scores. Muthambi brushed aside the allegations, saying she was only performing her duties...