Alex Japho Matlala
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31 Oct 2019
6:55 am

ANC ward councillor in Tzaneen being probed for nepotism

Alex Japho Matlala

Masodi Magareth Letsoalo of ward 34 in the Greater Tzaneen local municipality allegedly appointed numerous family members and 'lapdogs' to community projects.

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

An ANC ward councillor is under investigation after allegedly awarding government jobs to her relatives, friends and ANC card-carrying members. The councillor, Masodi Magareth Letsoalo of ward 34 in the Greater Tzaneen local municipality, is accused by her community of practising nepotism in the allocation of jobs in government community projects. This after the councillor allegedly appointed a number of her siblings and close relatives in government projects, leaving well-deserving others in the lurch. On Friday, about 1,500 angry community members of Mahlowe, Rasebalane, Khopho, Vhumeni and Longvale marched to the municipal premises to protest against what they called “the...