Alex Japho Matlala
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22 Oct 2019
6:30 am

Drunk driving charges were dropped, Limpopo municipal manager claims

Alex Japho Matlala

Samwu requested that the public protector investigate allegations that Greater Tzaneen's Serapelo Matlala faced a criminal case of drinking and driving in 2007.

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

The Hawks in Limpopo are investigating the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Greater Tzaneen municipal manager Serapelo Matlala. The investigations comes after an application by the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu), which requested the public protector investigate allegations that Matlala faced a criminal case of drinking and driving in 2007. He was appointed as the municipality’s manager in March last year. According to Samwu, Matlala did not disclose during the interviews that he had been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants. “We are law-abiding citizens and we believe the same applies to Matlala,” said Samwu chairperson in the...