Alex Japho Matlala
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25 Oct 2019
7:00 am

Tzaneen municipal manager on thin ice after road projects halted

Alex Japho Matlala

Serapelo Matlala has been given seven days to explain to the council why he shouldn't be suspended.

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

A special council sitting at the Greater Tzaneen local municipality in Limpopo has demanded answers from municipal manager Serapelo Matlala as to why he should not be suspended. The council told mayor Maripe Mangena to tell Matlala to explain within seven working days. The demand comes just weeks after Matlala allegedly terminated the contracts of two road projects in Nkowankowa township and Mulati village. The projects were labour-intensive and were earmarked to stimulate local economic growth and to create temporary jobs for locals. “Yes, we can confirm that the council took a decision to seek answers from the municipal manager...