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protestThe Citizen reports that nine of Limpopo’s 25 municipalities are expected to come to a standstill on Friday as Cosatu and the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) put pressure on the ANC to axe cadres linked to the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.  

The following municipalities might be affected: Lepelle Nkumpi, Collins Chabane, Fetakgomo, Elias Motsoaledi, Ephraim Mohale, Makhado, Vhembe district, Giyani and Tubatse in Burgersfort.  The labour federation and its affiliate indicated on Tuesday that they wanted ANC deputy provincial chair Florence Radzilani, party treasurer Danny Msiza and SA Communist Party provincial secretary Gilbert Kganyago, together with municipal managers and mayors implicated in the irregular investment of R1.5 billion in VBS, to resign.  The two organisations indicated that about 9,000 hawkers, municipal employees, stokvel society members, retrenched VBS employees, the ANCWL and the ANCYL, plus people who had invested in the bank, would take part in a protest march.  Samwu’s Ronald Mani warned:  There will be no services rendered on Friday in the affected municipalities.  Cosatu provincial secretary Gerald Twala echoed Mani’s call for dismissals or resignations.

  • Read this report by Alex Matlala in full at The Citizen

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